News stories posted during December 2012

Malaysia - January 2013 'in force' likely

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03/12/2012 by:

Malaysia's Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) will finally come into force on 1 January 2013, according to reported statements by the Minister of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Rais Yatim.  From that date, it...

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One-stop-shop likely to stay in the EU DP Regulation?

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06/12/2012 by:

The EU Data Protection draft Regulation proposes a one-stop-shop so that companies running a business in more than one EU Member State may, in future, work to one's country's interpretation of the Regulation. The country would be where the company...

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EU declares that New Zealand’s Privacy Act is “adequate”

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20/12/2012 by:

The European Commission announced on 19th December that it had on that day recognised New Zealand’s Privacy Act as “adequate”. This decision follows more than 10 years of studies, the first of which was conducted by Privacy Laws & Business. These...

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Binding Corporate Rules for processors available to use from 1 January 2013

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31/12/2012 by:

Data processors will be able to make use of Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) for processors from 1 January  2013 in order to facilitate international data transfers. While the EU Data Protection Authorities’ Article 29 Data Protection Working Party...

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