News stories posted during November 2013

Critical times for EU DP draft Regulation as UK tries to delay it

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01/11/2013 by:

At last week’s European Council meeting, the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, pushed his counterparts to agree on a 2015 deadline, which could mean that the EU Data Protection Regulation would not be adopted under the current Commission, and th...

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Proposed FOI restrictions face opposition

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01/11/2013 by:

According to the Campaign for Freedom of Information, the government is still considering a series of proposals to make it easier for public authorities to refuse FOI requests on cost grounds. While requests can be refused if the cost of respondin...

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Tribunal overturns ICO’s £300,000 fine

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11/11/2013 by:

The ICO’s £300,000 fine on Mr Christopher Niebel, trading as Tetrus Telecoms, for sending unwanted text messages on an industrial scale has been overruled by the First Tier Tribunal.  For the ICO to be able to issue a monetary penalty, the...

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UN to consider Internet privacy resolution

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15/11/2013 by:

Germany and Brazil have called on the United Nations to adopt a resolution about online privacy, reports the Associated Press.  According to Associated Press, the draft resolution states that countries must protect the right to privacy as guarante...

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Malaysia’s long overdue Act now in force

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20/11/2013 by:

Malaysia’s Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) was finally brought into force on 15 November 2013, more than three years after it was enacted. A number of Regulations have come into force on the same day. All data users have three months from...

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Fundamental rights review

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21/11/2013 by:

The government has launched a Balance of Competences Fundamental Rights Review to examine the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union on fundamental rights. The call for evidence runs until 13 January 2014. The government is...

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EU Cyber Security Directive would burden business, government says

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26/11/2013 by:

The proposed EU Directive for Network and Information Security wold impose a £15.28m net cost to UK business per year due to increased security spending, the government estimates. The main affected groups would be the energy, health, transport and...

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