News stories posted during January 2014

ICO will investigate only certain types of complaints

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03/01/2014 by:

The ICO’s latest consultation, launched on 18 December, introduces some subtle changes to the current complaints handling system. The ICO says that due to the volume of enquiries and complaints, and having to make most of its limited resources, it...

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CNIL fines Google €150,000 for the failure of its privacy policy to comply with the law

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09/01/2014 by:

The CNIL, France’s Data Protection Authority, issued a €150,000 monetary penalty on Google Inc. on 3 January saying that Google’s 2012 single privacy policy, applying to various Google services,  does not comply with France’s Data Protection Act....

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Defamation Act now in force

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16/01/2014 by:

The Defamation Act 2013, in force since 1 January 2014, reforms the law of defamation in the UK. The Act aims to balance the right to freedom of expression and people’s ability to protect their reputation. It introduces a new serious harm threshol...

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EDPS calls Germany to take the lead in negotiating the EU DP Regulation

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16/01/2014 by:

The European Data Protection Supervisor, Peter Hustinx, has urged the German government to take the lead in trying to ensure that the EU DP reform takes place before the elections of the European Parliament and Commission in May this year. Speakin...

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Delay with EU DP draft Regulation - lack of political will or tricky technical issues?

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23/01/2014 by:

Speaking at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference in Brussels yesterday, Paul Nemitz, Director, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship part of the European Commission, argued that ministers have to take charge now for progressing the...

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Deadline for adopting the EU Data Protection Regulation shifted to the end of 2014

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28/01/2014 by:

The stakeholders have agreed on a new deadline, the end of 2014, to give the ministers of the 28 EU Member States in the Justice Council an opportunity to agree on the remaining controversial issues. EU Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding,...

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