News stories posted during February 2012

Study published on role of DPOs in 14 EU countries

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08/02/2012 by:

The Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations (CEDPO), established in September 2011, welcomes the introduction of Data Protection Officers (DPOs) for EU Member States, as proposed by the European Commission’s draft Data Protection...

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Malaysian DP Act to enter into force in June

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16/02/2012 by:

Malaysia’s Information, Communications and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, announced on 9 February that the Personal Data Act 2010 will be enforced from June 2012. According to Malaysia’s national news agency, Bernama, the minister mad...

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EPIC: FTC has to stop Google’s privacy policy change

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17/02/2012 by:

EPIC, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, based in the US, has sued the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in an attempt to compel the FTC to act prior to 1 March, when Google plans to make changes to its terms of service so that individuals...

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Spain: Supreme Court declares part of secondary legislation void

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20/02/2012 by:

Spain's Supreme Court, which had submitted a question for a preliminary ruling to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the criteria for the processing of personal data without consent, has now declared void Article 10.2.b of the Spain's data...

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US publishes Consumer Bill of Rights promoting voluntary codes

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24/02/2012 by:

The Obama administration has issued a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights with the aim of extending privacy protection to commercial sectors that are not subject to existing Federal data privacy laws. The Bill is based on Fair Information Practice...

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Google’s new privacy policy criticised by national DPAs in the EU

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28/02/2012 by:

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President of France's Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, on behalf of the EU's Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, says that Google’s new privacy policy does not meet the requirements of the EU Data Protection...

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