News stories posted during July 2013

EU DPAs may be given discretion to decide level of fines

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05/07/2013 by:

A leaked document sent on 21 June from the Irish Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers to the Data Protection Working Party on Information Exchange and Data Protection (DAPIX) reveals that the administrative fines in the planned EU DP regulati...

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GlaxoSmithKline receives approval for its Binding Corporate Rules

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12/07/2013 by:

The ICO has approved GlaxoSmithKline’s Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) that apply across GSK’s human resources and R&D functions meaning that the solution frees the company to transfer data outside of the EU whether it is personal information of...

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W3C rejects industry's Do-Not-Track proposal

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22/07/2013 by:

The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Do-Not-Track proposal has been rejected by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that is seeking to design a solution that would let users block online "tracking" at browser level.  DAA, an US industry...

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DPOs may be optional after all

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22/07/2013 by:

Leaked EU documents reveal that the current thinking within the EU Council of Ministers is that Data Protection Officers, (DPOs), would  not be mandatory under the new EU DP regime.  The proposed compromise deal would allow mandatory DPOs if...

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Brazil considers DP bill again

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23/07/2013 by:

The Brazilian government is again discussing the possibility of creating a data protection agency and a data protection regulation. According to Pablo Palazzi, a solicitor at Allende & Brea, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Data Protection Bill, draft...

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FOIA datasets provisions in force from 1 September

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23/07/2013 by:

The changes introduced to the FOIA by the Protection of Freedoms Act will enter into force on 1 September 2013. This means that public authorities will face a new requirement to make datasets available for re-use in a re-usable format. The code of...

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China’s new DP Regulations to take effect on 1st September

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31/07/2013 by:

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) passed the Telecommunications and Internet Personal User Data Protection Regulations on 28 June 2013, to take effect on 1 September 2013. The MIIT has previously issued Regulations in...

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