News stories posted during November 2011

Consultation on US COPPA changes

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08/11/2011 by:

The US Federal Trade Commission, FTC, is seeking comments on proposed revisions to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The FTC’s Rule implements the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which provides protection for the...

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Ireland's DPA starts Facebook audit

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08/11/2011 by:

A spokesperson at the Irish Data Protection Commission told PL&B on 7 November that the office commenced a comprehensive audit of Facebook Ireland at the end of October.  ‘This will assess Facebook's compliance with the requirements of the Irish...

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Proposals on European Union DP Directive revision expected end of January 2012

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10/11/2011 by:

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding confirmed on 7 November that the timetable for publishing proposals on the revision of the EU Data Protection Directive has been delayed, and proposals will be ready by the end of January 2012. Reding and...

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US FTC welcomes APEC privacy rules

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17/11/2011 by:

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has welcomed the approval of APEC cross-border-privacy rules by APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) members in meeting in Hawaii on 13 November. The APEC privacy system aims at harmonising...

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ECJ decision on Spain likely to have implications for all EU Member States and revision of the EU DP Directive

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30/11/2011 by:

According to a 24th November decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Spain’s data protection secondary regulations are not in compliance with the EU Data Protection Directive. The case, which was brought by ASNEF (National Association of...

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