News stories posted during March 2015

Obama administration issues a draft Privacy Bill of Rights

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03/03/2015 by:

The text of the draft privacy Bill of Rights, labelled a ‘discussion draft’, would severely restrict the collection and processing of consumer data. This wide-ranging bill, based on the existing Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs), would...

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Netherlands’ DPA and US FTC sign Memorandum of Understanding

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11/03/2015 by:

The Netherlands’ Data Protection Authority and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 9 March “to enhance information sharing and enforcement cooperation on privacy-related matters.” While the agencies...

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Council reaches partial general agreement on the One-Stop-Shop

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16/03/2015 by:

The "One-Stop-Shop" will apply only in important cross-border cases, the Council of the European Union announced on 13 March. It said that EU Justice Ministers have reached a partial general approach on specific issues in the EU DP draft Regulatio...

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Japan plans to amend its law and allow for inspections

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27/03/2015 by:

Japan’s Cabinet decided on 10 March to amend the 2003 Act on the Protection of Personal Information. Dr. Hiroshi Miyashita, Associate Professor, Chuo University, Tokyo, informed PL&B that both the House of Representatives and the House of...

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