News stories posted during November 2012

Spanish DPA leads EU fining league table but signs of DPA policy changing after a European Court decision

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07/11/2012 by:

Spain’s national Data Protection Authority, the Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD), announced on 25th September that it imposed fines of 19,597,906 Euros in 2011. In the most recent years for which data is available, Spain’s fines...

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Google's civil penalty of $22.5 million now confirmed

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20/11/2012 by:

A US federal judge in San Francisco on 16th November approved  the $22.5 million civil penalty imposed on Google, reports Associated Press. This penalty was announced in August as a settlement between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Google...

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UK Leveson press privacy intrusion enquiry recommends self-regulation backed by law, jail sentences and fines

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30/11/2012 by:

The UK parliamentary enquiry into culture, practices and ethics of the press, the so called Leveson enquiry, recommends the creation of an independent self-regulatory body, governed by an independent board. Importantly, the Report calls for jail...

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