News stories posted during March 2013

EU DP Regulations likely to take a more risk-based approach

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01/03/2013 by:

The EU draft DP Regulations should take a more risk-based approach, the EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) say. The EU Art. 29 DP Working Party considers that some of the provisions in the proposed Regulation may pose a burden on some...

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ICO to evaluate the effectiveness of fines

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07/03/2013 by:

The ICO’s new corporate plan promises a revised data protection enforcement policy by June 2013, and research on the effectiveness of the penalties. The ICO’s objectives for the next three years are: 1. Organisations have a better understanding of...

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Evernote loses 50 million users' password data

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08/03/2013 by:

Evernote, a web-based app to organise and store business and personal data, revealed on 5  February that hackers had gained access to the personal information of more than 50 million of its users. The information lost included encrypted password...

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New policy on FOI veto power on the cards

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08/03/2013 by:

Giving evidence at the House of Commons Justice Committee hearing on 5 February, Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, spoke about the work of the Information Commissioner’s office and gave his views on the government veto under FOIA. Grah...

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EU Commissioner Reding: The new EU DP framework is not just about consent

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14/03/2013 by:

The EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding, says that while explicit consent is one of the cornerstones of the proposal for a new EU DP framework, it is nothing new. “The current Directive states since 1995...

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EU DPAs on mobile apps: More transparency required

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19/03/2013 by:

The EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) say that in most cases, data controllers’ will have to rely on individuals’ consent as a legal basis for the processing of their personal data, and that consent needs to be obtained before the app starts t...

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ICO fines company £90,000 for PECR breach

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20/03/2013 by:

In what seems like the start of a campaign to enforce the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a Glasgow-based kitchen and bedroom design company £90,000 for making nuisanc...

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The CNIL plans to conduct 400 inspections this year in France

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22/03/2013 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, announced on 19 March that it aims to conduct some 400 inspections in 2013, reports law firm, Bird & Bird, Paris. A third of them will result from complaints received. CCTV will feature heavily as a...

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