News stories posted during October 2012

EU DPAs want wide definition of personal data

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11/10/2012 by:

The EU Art.29 Data Protection Working Party says that it is necessary to adopt a broad definition of personal data in the proposed EU DP Regulation framework. The group suggests that identification numbers, location data, online identifiers or oth...

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Singapore passes data protection Bill into law

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16/10/2012 by:

Singapore's parliament passed a personal data protection bill on 15 October, reports Chinadaily.com.cn. The bill, which applies to the private sector, is set to become law in January 2013, with enforcement to begin 18 months later.  Singapore will...

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EU DPAs ask Google to upgrade its Privacy Policy practices

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16/10/2012 by:

Google’s controversial changes introduced in March to its European privacy policy have again been met with resistance by the EU Data Protection Authorities. The DPAs says that Google's privacy policy provides incomplete information and makes...

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Netherlands: New opt-in requirements for 3rd party email marketing

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30/10/2012 by:

The Netherlands’ Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority (OPTA) has issued a decision according to which an opt-in consent for third-party commercial emails is only valid if the third parties are specified, as well as the type of data th...

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