News stories posted during October 2013

New Data Protection Authority for Japan

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07/10/2013 by:

The Number Use Act 2013 establishes a new and independent Data Protection Authority to be set up in the first half of 2014. The Specific Personal Information Protection Commission will consist of a Chairman and six commission members, and will be...

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EU Justice Ministers find common ground on DP draft Regulation

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08/10/2013 by:

In a press conference on 7 October, EU Commissioner, Viviane Reding, declared that she is very happy about the progress made at the European Union’s Justice Council meeting. “Today the text [draft Data Protection Regulation] received very strong...

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Future of W3C Do-Not-Track in doubt

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14/10/2013 by:

W3C’s (World Wide Web Consortium) working group on a US self-regulatory Do-Not-Track standard may stop its work as it has not been able to make much progress. At a vote, organised between 18 September and 9 October, a small majority of the 43...

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The Dutch government proposes mandatory breach notification

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17/10/2013 by:

The Netherlands government’s proposal for mandatory data breach notification would require all organisations to inform the Dutch DPA of security breaches. According to law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in Amsterdam, a failure to notify would ...

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Government to consult on Leveson’s DP proposals

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18/10/2013 by:

In a letter of 22 September to the chairman of Parliament's Home Affairs Committee, Keith Vaz, Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, says that there should be a public consultation about a data protection custodial penalty for breaches of S. 55 of th...

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