News stories posted during September 2015

Russian data localisation law now in force but some leeway for non-Russian Internet companies

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02/09/2015 by:

Russia's data localisation law, which also applies to websites of foreign companies, entered into force on 1 September (PL&B International Report February 2015 p.6). But large Internet companies, Google, Twitter and Facebook, have lobbied the...

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Japan adopts amendment to its DP Act

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03/09/2015 by:

Japan’s Diet has today, 3 September, amended the Act on the Protection of Personal Information. The amended Act will establish a “Personal Information Protection Commission” as of 1 January 2016. The amendment was due to be passed in the summer bu...

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EU-US umbrella agreement on law enforcement finalised

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08/09/2015 by:

European Union negotiations with the US government for an international data protection framework agreement in the law enforcement area (so-called ‘Umbrella Agreement’) have been finalised. According to Reuters, the parties have reached agreement ...

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EDPS to set up a European Ethics Advisory Board

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11/09/2015 by:

European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, is today calling for broader discussion, both in the European Union and globally, on how to ensure the integrity of our values while embracing the benefits of new technologies. To ensure th...

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Safe Harbor is invalid as a guarantee of privacy, says AG of European Court of Justice

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24/09/2015 by:

The Court of Justice of the European Union’s Advocate General, Yves Bot, has issued an opinion on the EU-US Safe Harbor saying that it is invalid as an automatic assurance of privacy due to breaches of fundamental rights of privacy and data...

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CJEU will give its decision on Safe Harbor on 6 October

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29/09/2015 by:

It has been confirmed that the legal status of the US EU Safe Harbor Framework, in its current form, will be decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union next Tuesday, 6 October. A decision was not expected for several weeks, but the...

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