News stories posted during January 2013

Ireland’s DPA starts to enforce "cookie" law

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03/01/2013 by:

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, has written to some 80 websites, asking them to provide information on the steps that they have taken to meet the so called "cookie" obligations. The list of companies includes many household...

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Irish presidency suggests watering down EU draft DP Regulation

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18/01/2013 by:

An informal European Union justice ministers’ meeting taking place today in Dublin is discussing areas where the Irish presidency to the Council of the European Union sees scope for changes. The presidency says that the following issues should be...

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China’s first privacy protection national standard to enter into force on 1st February

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23/01/2013 by:

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in Beijing announced on 21st January that a non-binding guideline urges organisations collecting personal data to obtain permission before collecting and using an individual’s personal...

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Dutch and Canadian DPAs challenge WhatsApp's compliance with their privacy laws

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31/01/2013 by:

WhatsApp is in breach of data protection law, Canadian and Dutch data protection authorities have revealed. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority say that the app violates their privacy laws...

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