News stories posted during May 2015

Italy’s DPA launches consultation on Internet of Things

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05/05/2015 by:

The Garante, Italy’s Data Protection Authority, is inviting comments on the Internet of Things (IoT) in order to gain insights for defining rules and safeguards in this area, especially to ensure maximum transparency and to avoid abuse of people’s...

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Belgium’s DPA: Facebook subject to Belgian law

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19/05/2015 by:

Facebook is disregarding Belgian and European Data Protection legislation, Belgium’s Data Protection Authority says. The DPA has adopted a recommendation, as opposed to a decision, which says that this was a necessary step after months of...

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Christopher Graham calls for adequate resources for DPAs

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20/05/2015 by:

Hosting the EU DPAs’ Spring Conference 18-20 May in Manchester, Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, called for a more practical approach to data protection regulation. “The European Data Protection Board, for example, is coming - and it ...

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Italians concerned about privacy but willing to exchange data for commercial incentives

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20/05/2015 by:

Italians are well aware of their privacy rights, suggests an online survey conducted by Italy’s Direct Marketing Association, supported by Consodata (a Seat Pagine Gialle Company), a marketing and communications agency, and launched at a media eve...

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Australia regards metadata as personal data

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22/05/2015 by:

The Australian Privacy Commissioner has ruled that telco metadata on the phone calls a person receives and sends is 'personal information' and therefore access rights apply. The requester, a journalist, wanted access to all the metadata informatio...

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The Netherlands introduces mandatory data breach notification

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29/05/2015 by:

  The Netherlands First Chamber passed a Bill on Data Breach Notification on 26 May, law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek reports. It will be mandatory for all types of data controllers to notify  breaches of personal data. Failure to notify is...

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