News stories posted during August 2015

HK Commissioner covers privacy in a democracy and management advice in his end of term statement

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03/08/2015 by:

Allan Chiang, Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, announced the end of his five year term of office today with a statement reviewing some highlights. He referred to tensions between privacy and freedom of the press. He has recently...

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New Hong Kong Commissioner starts today

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04/08/2015 by:

Stephen Kai-yi WONG has today started his five year term as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong. He states: “I will work with all the stakeholders to protect personal data privacy rights, with a view to ensuring proper protection...

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CNIL shows France’s PSG Football Club a yellow card

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06/08/2015 by:

The CNIL, France’s DP Authority, has ordered Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (PSG Football), one of France’s leading soccer clubs, to properly manage its file for excluding spectators from the stadium. There is a legal framework for excluding...

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France adopts controversial surveillance Act

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11/08/2015 by:

As a result of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, France has adopted a law that enables its intelligence agencies to monitor phone calls and emails of suspected terrorists without prior authorisation from a judge. The Bill, which was approved by France'...

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Germany’s DPAs: Purpose limitation must not be weakened

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28/08/2015 by:

Germany’s Data Protection Commissioners declare that the principle of purpose limitation must not be weakened by the proposed EU Data Protection draft Regulation. The German DPAs issued a press release on 26 August in which they oppose the proposa...

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