News stories posted during February 2014

Invitation to take part in the ‘Big Data Protection’ Study

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10/02/2014 by:

The Big Data Protection Research Project, sponsored by the Open University Business School, investigates how organisations can leverage big data while respecting individuals' privacy rights.  Responses are sought by 28 February 2014. The project...

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German consumer organisations to be empowered to sue businesses for data protection law breaches

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17/02/2014 by:

A draft Bill, scheduled for April, will allow consumer organisations to take businesses to court for non-compliance with Germany’s Data Protection Act, Justice Minister, Heiko Maas, announced on 11 February. Consumer rights organizations in German...

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New Chair and Vice-Chairs of the EU Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party elected this morning

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27/02/2014 by:

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, the President of France’s CNIL was this morning elected as Chair of the EU Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party, the group where the 28 national Data Protection Authorities in the European Union co-ordinate their...

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Italy to increase inspections this year

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28/02/2014 by:

In 2014, the Garante’s investigations will concentrate on especially on overseas call centres and mobile payment systems, Italy’s Data Protection Authority has announced. The inspection plan for the first six months of 2014 is to focus on the area...

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