News stories posted during June 2014

Google receives 12,000 requests as a result of ‘right to be forgotten’ ECJ decision

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02/06/2014 by:

Google received 12,000 take-down requests from individuals on the first day it offered the service, 31 May, according to Agence France Presse . The number confirms earlier estimates given by the German daily Der Spiegel and reported in other media...

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Brazil’s Internet law enters into force 23 June

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11/06/2014 by:

To mark the start of the World Cup, we would like to offer you some news on Brazil. Brazil’s ground-breaking Internet law establishes the principles, guarantees, rights and obligations for the use of the Internet in Brazil.  From now on,...

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Reding says that US Safe Harbor changes nearly agreed

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16/06/2014 by:

Following suggestions made by the EU Commission last summer, the EU and the US are about to agree on how the Safe Harbor framework will be revised. Viviane Reding, EU Vice President and Commissioner for Justice, said on 6 June: “I think that 95% o...

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German DPAs publish guidelines for mobile apps

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23/06/2014 by:

The German Data Protection Authorities have published guidance for mobile apps due to app developers’ and application providers’ perceived lack of privacy knowledge, as demonstrated by their product and services. The guidelines comment on the lega...

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Energy companies agree to develop new data sharing systems

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24/06/2014 by:

As a response to the government’s MiData initiative, UK energy companies have agreed to provide consumers automated access to their data files. This will make it possible for customers to easily compare quotes from different providers. Customers o...

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DP rules apply to business use of wearable technology

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26/06/2014 by:

The ICO has today published a blog explaining the circumstances in which the use of wearable technology, such as running “smart bands,” has Data Protection Act implications. The blog, written by Andrew Paterson, Senior Technology Officer, states...

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