News stories posted during February 2013

US FTC fines Path $800,000 and launches mobile app guidance

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05/02/2013 by:

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has imposed an $800,000 fine on Path, a social networking service. Path was allegedly collecting children's personal information without their parents’ consent, which is a breach of the Children’s Online Priva...

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EU cyber security Directive would create a stronger breach notification regime

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10/02/2013 by:

The EU Commission issued  on 7 February a draft Directive for cyber security. The draft, entitled Directive on Network and Information Security, would oblige market operators and public administrations to report incidents that have a significant...

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EU DPAs warn Google about enforcement action

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21/02/2013 by:

The EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are to decide in their meeting on 26 February about starting joint enforcement action against Google for the faults  in the company’s new Privacy Policy. The DP Commissioners aim to establish a working...

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Netherlands' DPA issues new data security guidelines

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22/02/2013 by:

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) published, on 19 February, new guidelines on the security of data processing. The new guidelines contain instructions on how to implement the security principles in practice, reports law firm Bird & Bird....

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Ireland to audit major social networking firms

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27/02/2013 by:

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, has announced that he will audit major social media companies. Ireland has a significant responsibility for the rest of Europe, as many of these companies have located their European headquarte...

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