News stories posted during May 2014

CNIL to conduct 200 online inspections this year

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02/05/2014 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, says that it will use its new power to conduct online inspections this year, and generally increase the number of inspections (see the international e-news on 31st March 2014). Overall, the DPA aims to...

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DPAs to conduct privacy enforcement sweep next week

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08/05/2014 by:

27 Data Protection Authorities from around the world will be scrutinising organisations’ collection and use of personal information on mobile apps next week. This online sweep, to be carried out 12-18 May, and organised by the Global Privacy...

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Google’s search engine subject to EU data protection laws

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13/05/2014 by:

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that citizens have a right to request that Google delete their data from search results. In a case involving Google Spain, the court rules that although US-based, the search engine is the data...

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eBay suffers major data breach

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23/05/2014 by:

eBay has asked users to change their passwords because of a cyber-attack that compromised a database containing passwords and other personal data such as names, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. Cyber-attackers...

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Canada nominates new Privacy Commissioner

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29/05/2014 by:

Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, announced yesterday the nomination of Daniel Therrien as the next Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Mr. Therrien is currently Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Public Safety, Defence and Immigration Portfoli...

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