News stories posted during May 2013

Government consults on cyber security

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07/05/2013 by:

The government is currently consulting on organisational standards that best meet the requirements for effective cyber risk management. The government’s strategy is to encourage industry-led standards so that organisations can better manage the ri...

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DPAs from Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific monitor privacy policies on websites

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09/05/2013 by:

Data Protection Authorities from around the globe are this week organising an “Internet Privacy Sweep” to examine the transparency of companies’ websites.  The initiative will help enforcement authorities to identify sites or apps which may warran...

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Vote on EU DP proposals now delayed

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10/05/2013 by:

The lead rapporteur for the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) announced at a LIBE meeting on 6 May that the committee’s vote on the draft DP Regulation will be delayed due to around 3,000 amendment...

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Russia amends its DP laws

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14/05/2013 by:

The office of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced that the president has signed the Federal Law on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation following the Adoption of the Federal Law On Ratification of the...

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ICO survey: More research needed on DP Regulation's cost impact

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14/05/2013 by:

The large majority of respondents (87%) to an ICO survey on the implications for business of the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation are unable to estimate future consequential spending. However, the areas where companies expect further costs...

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Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act to enter into force in July 2014

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21/05/2013 by:

Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, has announced that the personal data protection requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) will enter into force on 2 July 2014. The Do Not Call Registry...

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