Privacy Updates

Guest privacy updates from Graham McKay.

Privacy Update 27th September 2019

In the news this week: Ecuadorian legislators have fast-tracked the country’s first data protection law following a data breach that affected almost the entire population. CJEU – Google does not have to make the “right to be forgotten” available worldwide. European Commission and U.S. Department of Justice officials begin formal negotiations on an EU-U.S. agreement to facilitate access to electronic evidence …

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Privacy Update 20th September 2019

In the news this week: 3rd annual Privacy Shield review completed – joint statement released, EC report to follow. Access Now requests it be struck down. US Big Tech’s Disingenuous Push for a Federal Privacy Law. Over 13.7M US medical test records found unsecured on servers. IAPP has produced a CCPA amendment tracker. Poland’s DPA has fined the shopping site morele.net around €650,000 …

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Privacy Update 13th September 2019

In this week’s news: The interaction of Data Protection and the UK Government – ICO to probe government over Gov.uk data collection plan. The ICO has urged businesses to “prepare for all scenarios” as it publishes dedicated guidance to help small and medium sized organisations prepare. Report finds 48% of UK businesses are fully compliant with GDPR.  I suspect it’s close to …

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Privacy Update 30th August 2019

In this week’s news:  Apple ‘sorry’ that workers listened to Siri voice recordings, 300 contractor jobs go.  To protect customers, Japan to introduce tougher rules for tech giants.  Bulgarian DPA issues a fine of €2.6 million will be imposed by the Bulgarian DPA (in Bulgarian) on the National Revenue Agency (NRA) for the leakage of personal data of nearly 5 million …

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Privacy Update 23rd August 2019

The European Central Bank (ECB) has closed its Banks’ Integrated Reporting Dictionary (BIRD) website due to a data breach.  UK Government sends confidential email about government no-deal preparations to wrong Sharma – Labour backbencher Virendra Sharma instead of International Development Secretary, Alok Sharma  Irish Data Protection Commissioner published a damming report on Public Services Card – Irish PM concedes change will be …

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Privacy update for Aug 9th 2019

In this week’s news:  CJEU rules that companies using social plugins are liable for the collection and transmission of data as joint controllers   ICO joins international signatories in raising Libra data protection concerns (Facebook’s proposed digital currency)  The EU looks to expand personal data collected under Passenger Name Record (PNR for airline passengers) to high speed trains and potentially roads.   U.S. Customs and …

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