News stories posted during May 2014

CNIL to conduct 200 online inspections this year

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02/05/2014 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, says that it will use its new power to conduct online inspections this year, and generally increase the number of inspections (see the international e-news on 31st March 2014). Overall, the DPA aims to...

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DPAs to conduct privacy enforcement sweep next week

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08/05/2014 by:

27 Data Protection Authorities from around the world will be scrutinising organisations’ collection and use of personal information on mobile apps next week. This online sweep, to be carried out 12-18 May, and organised by the Global Privacy...

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ICO issues new guidance and organises Q&A session on online IT security

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12/05/2014 by:

The Information Commissioner’s data protection IT security report looks at frequently occurring information security threats in an online environment, and advises DP managers on how to avoid these problems. The report, published on 12 May,...

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Google’s search engine subject to EU data protection laws

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13/05/2014 by:

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that citizens have a right to request that Google delete their data from search results. In a case involving Google Spain, the court rules that although US-based, the search engine is the data...

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ICO consults on its revised CCTV code

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21/05/2014 by:

The Information Commissioner’s Office launched a consultation on 20 May on its revised CCTV Code of Practice, which is primarily aimed at businesses and organisations that routinely capture individuals’ information on their surveillance systems. T...

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eBay suffers major data breach

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23/05/2014 by:

eBay has asked users to change their passwords because of a cyber-attack that compromised a database containing passwords and other personal data such as names, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. Cyber-attackers...

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ICO: EU Google judgement does not provide an absolute right to have links removed

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29/05/2014 by:

The ICO welcomes the recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union on Google as it confirms that Google is acting as a data controller within the terms of the European Union Data Protection Directive when operating the search engin...

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Canada nominates new Privacy Commissioner

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29/05/2014 by:

Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, announced yesterday the nomination of Daniel Therrien as the next Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Mr. Therrien is currently Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Public Safety, Defence and Immigration Portfoli...

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