News stories posted during October 2012

ICO: Cloud customers have responsibility for DP compliance in most cases

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02/10/2012 by:

The ICO has published new guidance on cloud computing, which confirms that organisations remain, in most cases, responsible for how their personal data is handled, even if they pass it to cloud service providers. The ICO stresses the importance of...

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100 organisations express interest in moving Privacy by Design from rhetoric to reality

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05/10/2012 by:

Privacy Laws & Business’s workshop Privacy by Design: From Rhetoric to Reality, gathered together in London yesterday more than 100 representatives of businesses, law firms, government agencies and academia who were keen to learn how to introduce...

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ICO to give evidence to Parliament on draft Communications Data Bill

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10/10/2012 by:

The Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, will give evidence in Parliament on the draft Communications Data Bill next Tuesday, 16 October. Other witnesses that will appear before the Committee next week include Sir Paul Kennedy, Intercepti...

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EU DPAs want wide definition of personal data

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11/10/2012 by:

The EU Art.29 Data Protection Working Party says that it is necessary to adopt a broad definition of personal data in the proposed EU DP Regulation framework. The group suggests that identification numbers, location data, online identifiers or oth...

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Singapore passes data protection Bill into law

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16/10/2012 by:

Singapore's parliament passed a personal data protection bill on 15 October, reports Chinadaily.com.cn. The bill, which applies to the private sector, is set to become law in January 2013, with enforcement to begin 18 months later.  Singapore will...

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EU DPAs ask Google to upgrade its Privacy Policy practices

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16/10/2012 by:

Google’s controversial changes introduced in March to its European privacy policy have again been met with resistance by the EU Data Protection Authorities. The DPAs says that Google's privacy policy provides incomplete information and makes...

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ICO: Draft Communications Data Bill would only catch incompetent criminals

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17/10/2012 by:

Giving evidence yesterday at Parliament’s Joint Committee on the draft Communications Data Bill, the Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, said that it is questionable whether the Bill’s objective, providing access to communications data f...

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Netherlands: New opt-in requirements for 3rd party email marketing

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30/10/2012 by:

The Netherlands’ Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority (OPTA) has issued a decision according to which an opt-in consent for third-party commercial emails is only valid if the third parties are specified, as well as the type of data th...

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