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DPAs from Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific monitor privacy policies on websites

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09/05/2013 by:

Data Protection Authorities from around the globe are this week organising an “Internet Privacy Sweep” to examine the transparency of companies’ websites.  The initiative will help enforcement authorities to identify sites or apps which may warran...

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DPAs to conduct privacy enforcement sweep next week

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08/05/2014 by:

27 Data Protection Authorities from around the world will be scrutinising organisations’ collection and use of personal information on mobile apps next week. This online sweep, to be carried out 12-18 May, and organised by the Global Privacy...

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DPAs write to app developers and demand transparency

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10/12/2014 by:

23 privacy authorities from around the world have written to operators of app marketplaces, including Google Play and the Apple App Store, to make it mandatory for mobile app developers to post links to privacy policies prior to download if they a...

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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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The Global Privacy Enforcement Network increases in size and scope

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15/04/2015 by:

The Global Privacy Enforcement Network, GPEN, is working towards the launch of a secure Internet-based platform that will allow GPEN members to alert other members about investigations and find out whether other members are investigating the same...

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DPAs’ Enforcement Network grows in numbers and reach

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21/03/2016 by:

The Data Protection Authorities’ Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), now has 59 privacy enforcement authority members in 43 jurisdictions. In 2016, GPEN intends to increase membership from under-represented regions (Africa, Asia, South...

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