News stories posted during April 2014

Google pays 1 million euros fine in Italy for data collection by Street View

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04/04/2014 by:

Google has agreed to pay the 1 million fine imposed for privacy breaches relating to data collection by unmarked Google Street View cars, Italy’s Data Protection Authority, the Garante, announced on 3 April. The case goes back to 2010 when the...

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The EU Court in Luxemburg rules that removal of Hungarian DPA was illegal

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10/04/2014 by:

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) published its decision on 8th April that the removal of Dr. András Jóri from his position as Data Protection and Freedom of Information Ombudsman is an infringement of the independence of the Data Protection...

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Microsoft cloud wins EU approval

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22/04/2014 by:

The EU’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (the coordination group for Member States’ Data Protection Authorities) states that Microsoft’s contractual commitments meet the requirements of the EU’s model clauses. This will reduce the number ...

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Brazil enacts Internet Bill of Rights

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28/04/2014 by:

Brazil adopted Internet legislation on 23 April which establishes principles, guarantees, rights and obligations for Internet users and providers. According to this law (Marco Civil), use of the Internet in Brazil is founded on respect for freedom...

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