News stories posted during December 2012

Malaysia - January 2013 'in force' likely

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03/12/2012 by:

Malaysia's Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) will finally come into force on 1 January 2013, according to reported statements by the Minister of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Rais Yatim.  From that date, it...

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One-stop-shop likely to stay in the EU DP Regulation?

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06/12/2012 by:

The EU Data Protection draft Regulation proposes a one-stop-shop so that companies running a business in more than one EU Member State may, in future, work to one's country's interpretation of the Regulation. The country would be where the company...

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ICO seeks views on its draft Subject Access Code

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14/12/2012 by:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) plans to publish a code of practice on Subject Access next April in order to clarify how data controllers can best comply. The code will promote good practice and show how to meet the DP Act’s requiremen...

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Government consults on datasets

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14/12/2012 by:

The government has launched a consultation to clarify what is expected of public authorities which are required to publish datasets for re-use and in a re-useable format. The requirements stem from the amendments made to the Freedom of Information...

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EU declares that New Zealand’s Privacy Act is “adequate”

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20/12/2012 by:

The European Commission announced on 19th December that it had on that day recognised New Zealand’s Privacy Act as “adequate”. This decision follows more than 10 years of studies, the first of which was conducted by Privacy Laws & Business. These...

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Binding Corporate Rules for processors available to use from 1 January 2013

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31/12/2012 by:

Data processors will be able to make use of Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) for processors from 1 January  2013 in order to facilitate international data transfers. While the EU Data Protection Authorities’ Article 29 Data Protection Working Party...

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