News stories posted during March 2012

Belgium approves BCR for J.P.Morgan's international transfers

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19/03/2012 by:

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) approved, mid-March, J.P Morgan’s Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) application for its international transfers. This was made possible by a protocol agreed between the DPA and the Belgian Ministry of Justic...

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CBI: EU DP proposals harmful for UK business

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20/03/2012 by:

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has criticised the European Commission’s data protection proposals, saying that the proposed regulation will threaten many innovative business models which rely on data sharing to generate revenue. The C...

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EU and US find some common ground for their DP aims

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21/03/2012 by:

There are common principles at the heart of both systems, says a joint statement issued at a high level  EU Conference on ‘Privacy and Protection of Personal Data’, held on 19 March. The statement, issued by EU Commission’s  Vice-President Viviane...

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ICO issues FOI Undertakings to six public authorities

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23/03/2012 by:

The Welsh Government, Kent County Council, Cornwall Council, East Lancashire NHS Trust, Nottingham City Council and North Somerset Council have signed Undertakings, which commit them to making improvements to their FOI compliance, the ICO announce...

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MPs: Search engines need to act now on web screening in order to avoid legislation

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29/03/2012 by:

A Parliamentary Committee looking at the balance between privacy and freedom of expression recommends that the law must apply equally to all forms of media: print, broadcast and online. MPs say that material that infringes individuals’ privacy...

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EU DPAs: Some reservations on proposed EU DP Regulations

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29/03/2012 by:

The EU Data Protection Authorities says that a 24-hour limit for breach notification, as proposed in the EU DP Regulations, could, under certain circumstances, not be feasible. The DPAs propose a 2-stage process where the controller would notify...

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