News stories posted during July 2015

Julie Brill, FTC Commissioner, at PL&B’s 28th Annual International Conference, Cambridge, on the FTC’s Privacy Leadership Role in the US

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14/07/2015 by:

Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, has now published her presentation (see link below) on the FTC’s Privacy Leadership Role in the US which she gave at on 7th July in Cambridge at PL&B’s 28th Annual International Conference,...

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Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 unlawful, court says

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17/07/2015 by:

A judgement by the Divisional Court, issued today, declares section 1 of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) 2014 inconsistent with European Union law. The court says that: a) it does not lay down clear and precise rules...

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UN appoints Special Rapporteur on Privacy

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22/07/2015 by:

The United Nations appointed on 1 July Joseph Cannataci as a Special Rapporteur on the Right of Privacy for the next three years. The rapporteur’s mandate includes to: identify possible obstacles to the protection of the right of privacy,  identif...

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European Data Protection Supervisor gives his Opinion on the EU DP Trilogue negotiations via a new app

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27/07/2015 by:

Today, Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor, followed up his announcement on 7th July at PL&B’s 28th Annual International Conference by launching an app which not only gives his Opinion on the Trilogue negotiations but also...

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New Director of Spain’s Data Protection Authority announces her strategy

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28/07/2015 by:

Following her appointment on 24 July, Mar España Martí, the new Director of Spain’s national Data Protection Authority (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos - AEPD), was introduced to the media on 27 July at the AEPD’s office in Madrid by Justi...

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Government Commission to review Freedom of Information Act

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30/07/2015 by:

The government has announced a Commission on Freedom of Information (FOI) to review the way the FOA Act 2000 is working after more than a decade in operation. The government states that it “fully support[s]” this law but that it needs to make sure...

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UK Supreme Court grants permission in part for Google to appeal in compensation case

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31/07/2015 by:

The Supreme Court has granted Google permission to appeal in respect of two grounds of appeal in a claim for compensation for distress. This is the latest development, announced by the Supreme Court on 28th July, in the long-standing efforts of...

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