News stories posted during June 2013

ICO demands more resources or less burdensome new EU DP regime

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06/06/2013 by:

The Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, says that the current EU Data Protection draft Regulation would impose so many new tasks on the ICO that it would not cope with the current funding, or indeed with less money should the income from...

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EU DP compromise proposal would make life easier for companies

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10/06/2013 by:

The Council of the European Union, anxious to see progress with the draft EU DP Regulation before the Parliament’s summer recess, is suggesting a compromise deal which takes more of a risk-based approach. With regard to extra-territorial...

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Government consults on EU cyber security proposed Directive

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14/06/2013 by:

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has issued a call for evidence on the European Commission’s proposed Directive on Network and Information Security (NIS), which was published on 7 February 2013. The government is preparing an...

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ICO fines two companies £225,000 for PECR breaches

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18/06/2013 by:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has again targeted companies that do not honour individuals’ opt out from marketing calls through the Telephone Preference Service. Nationwide Energy Services has received a penalty of £125,000, and We...

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DPAs query privacy aspects of Google Glass

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20/06/2013 by:

DPAs have sent a letter to Google inviting the company to provide further information about Google Glass. The letter, sent by Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, and signed on behalf of the Article 29 Working Party by Chairman Jacob...

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France and Spain take action on Google

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24/06/2013 by:

France’s DPA, the CNIL, has ordered Google to comply with France’s Data Protection Act within three months or otherwise it will impose sanctions on the company of up to up to 150,000 euros. Spain’s DPA has similarly warned Google that it could fac...

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ICO to conduct work on privacy seal schemes

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25/06/2013 by:

The ICO is asking organisations that would potentially be interested in running an accredited privacy seal scheme to work with it on this project. The ICO aims to accredit a third party to operate a privacy seal or trust mark scheme during 2013/14...

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Ireland’s DPA and US FTC sign a Memorandum of Understanding

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28/06/2013 by:

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with US Federal Trade Commission’s Chair, Edith Ramirez.  The aim is to support increased cooperation and communication between the two agencies in thei...

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