News stories posted during August 2013

Cloud threatened: German DPAs stop granting permission for data transfers to non-EU countries

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08/08/2013 by:

In a dramatic move to highlight the excessive surveillance by foreign intelligence services, Germany’s Data Protection Authorities have declared that until their Federal Government provides a plausible explanation on how to limit this access, new...

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South Africa passes Data Protection Bill

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28/08/2013 by:

South Africa’s Parliament approved the Protection of Personal Information Bill on 22 August. The Parliament issued the following statement:  ‘The Bill gives expression to the right to privacy provided for in the Constitution. The right to privacy...

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DP Commissioners to discuss assessment of risk at their September international conference

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29/08/2013 by:

The 35th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, hosted by Poland, 23-26 September, will discuss, among other things, assessment of risk related to data processing. Dr. Wojciech R. Wiewiórowski, Poland’s Data...

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