News stories posted during September 2017

European Court of Human Rights limits employers’ right to monitor employee emails

06/09/2017 by:

A decision by the European Court of Human Rights of 5 September states that monitoring of an employee’s electronic communications amounted to a breach of his right to private life and correspondence (Article 8 of the European Convention on Human...

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First enforcement actions against non-compliant Privacy Shield participants

11/09/2017 by:

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on 8 September that three US companies have agreed to settle FTC charges on misleading consumers about participation in the EU-US Privacy Shield. The companies in question, human resources software...

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Canada’s national DPA to step up enforcement

22/09/2017 by:

Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Daniel Therrien, is recommending legislative amendments to provide for order-making powers and the ability to impose administrative monetary penalties in line with some of Canada’s provinces and many other...

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EU-US Privacy Shield review underway and report expected in late October

25/09/2017 by:

Speaking at the 39th International Conference of Privacy Commissioners in Hong Kong on 25 September, Shannon Coe from the US Department of Commerce explained that the US stakeholders had a two-day discussion with the European Commission and eight ...

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International DPAs give guidance on automated and connected vehicles

28/09/2017 by:

DPAs from all over the world, convening currently at their 39th International Conference in Hong Kong, adopted yesterday resolutions on data protection in automated and connected vehicles, and collaboration between data protection authorities and...

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