News stories posted during February 2015

Germany approves Bill to establish collective action for enforcement of consumer/data protection rights

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09/02/2015 by:

After approval by Germany’s federal cabinet, the legislature will now consider how to make the enforcement of consumer and data protection rights more effective. The draft law would improve the civil enforcement of consumer protection provisions o...

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Brazil issues Data Protection Bill

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12/02/2015 by:

The Brazilian government issued a Draft Bill for the Protection of Personal Data (Anteprojeto de Lei para a Proteção de Dados Pessoais) on 28 January 2015. Privacy Laws & Business constantly monitors legislative developments round the world. See o...

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New EU DP Supervisor to focus on external relations

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13/02/2015 by:

In an exclusive interview with Laura Linkomies, PL&B Editor, newly appointed European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, explained that his priority over the next five years is to be proactive in promoting a culture of data protectio...

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Microsoft adopts ISO 27018 cloud code of practice

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25/02/2015 by:

In Microsoft’s most recent audit for ISO 27001, ISO auditors have verified that Microsoft incorporates controls that comply with the ISO 27018 code of practice for the protection of personal data in the cloud ( PL&B International Report October 20...

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Italy’s DPA extends its reach to audit Google’s US headquarters and possibly other companies

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26/02/2015 by:

The Garante, Italy’s DP Authority, is requesting changes to Google’s privacy policy to bring it into line with Italy’s data protection law. Google has until 15 January 2016 to comply. The decision includes the opportunity for the Garante to conduc...

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