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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ICO issues GDPR draft guidance on contracts and liabilities

13/09/2017 by:

The document, published today, and currently open for consultation, explains contracts and liabilities between controllers and processors under the GDPR. The ICO says that contracts must state details of the processing, such as the nature and...

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Government introduces Data Protection Bill in House of Lords

14/09/2017 by:

The Data Protection Bill was introduced into the House of Lords on 13 September 2017. It will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Bill differs from the GDPR in that it covers, in...

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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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