News stories posted during July 2014

Agreement on EU DP draft Regulation nearly certain during 2015

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02/07/2014 by:

Different stakeholders, speaking at the Privacy Laws & Business 27th Annual International Conference yesterday, indicated that the draft data protection Regulation is now on an irreversible road. Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor,...

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MPs urged to bring contractors' information under the FOI Act

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03/07/2014 by:

The Campaign for Freedom of Information (CFOI) has written to MPs who succeeded in the recent ballot for private members' bills urging them to introduce the Freedom of Information (Contractor Information) Bill. CFOI says that that the bill would...

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12th July: Happy birthday United Kingdom Data Protection Act

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11/07/2014 by:

It was 30 years ago today We first grappled with the DPA Then came the Directive (Which caused much invective) And a Regulation is now on its way?

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UK to adopt emergency legislation to enable retention of telecoms data

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14/07/2014 by:

The United Kingdom government announced on 10 July that that it will introduce emergency legislation to retain access to telecommunications data. The government is justifying its decision on the need to fight terrorism. The Data Retention and...

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Russia’s Internet Privacy Act will have wide implications for foreign companies

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16/07/2014 by:

Russia's State Duma (Lower House of Parliament) on 4th July and Federation Council (Upper House of Russia’s Parliament) on 9th July adopted amendments to Russia’s personal data protection act which require that personal data of all Russians is...

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ICO to receive more funding to enforce DRIP (data retention) Act

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24/07/2014 by:

The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act, adopted quickly earlier this month (see PL&B’s e-news dated 14th July) will force mobile and landline providers and ISPs to store details of their customers' phone calls, text messages and emails fo...

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EU Art. 29 DP Working Party meets search engines to discuss “right to be forgotten”

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25/07/2014 by:

The EU’s national Data Protection Authorities meeting as the EU Art. 29 DP Working Party yesterday had a meeting with the three major search engine companies, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, to discuss the ways in which they have implemented the “rig...

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