Archive for the 'data protection' Category

Websites should notify EU users about privacy breaches, says justice commissioner – OUT-LAW.com

“Europe-wide laws which require telecommunications companies to notify users if their data is at risk should be extended, the European justice commissioner has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th May 2011

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Information Commissioner gets new powers to fine for spam emails – OUT-LAW.com

“Organisations that make unwanted marketing phone calls or send spam emails to consumers could face fines of up to £500,000, the Government has warned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th May 2011

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New camera commissioner could cause confusion, says privacy watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

“The Information Commissioner has warned that new plans for a Surveillance Camera Commissioner could result in confusion and conflicting regulation.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd March 2011

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First details of Commission data protection action against UK are revealed – OUT-LAW.com

“Details of the European Commission’s objections to the Data Protection Act (DPA) have been revealed for the first time. A document has been published outlining why the Commission thinks the DPA fails to implement the EU’s Data Protection Directive.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd February 2011

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ICO issues third fine for loss of unencrypted laptops – OUT-LAW.com

“Two local authorities have been fined a total of £150,000 by data protection watchdog the Information Commissioner after the theft of two laptops which, contrary to the councils’ policies, were not encrypted.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th February 2011

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ID cards go up in flames in first step to tackle ‘database state’ – The Independent

“Identity cards will be consigned to history today as the database recording the biometric details of thousands of people goes up in flames. Hard disk drives from the national identity register, which underpinned the ID card scheme, will be shredded and incinerated in a symbolic demonstration of efforts to rein back the ‘database state’ and restore civil liberties.”

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The Independent, 10th February 2011

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Privacy watchdog urges stronger data protection in EU law review – OUT-LAW.com

“Organisations which lose personal data should be forced to disclose the data security breach, the European Union’s privacy watchdog has said. Planned changes to EU privacy law do not go far enough, said the official.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th January 2011

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