News stories posted during August 2014

ICO: Fines are effective at improving data protection compliance

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05/08/2014 by:

Recent research by the ICO on the Impact of Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) suggests that organisations that have been issued with a fine now take their data protection obligations seriously, with revised practices and policies, and increased staf...

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Brazil issues fine of 1.2 million euros under new Internet privacy law

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12/08/2014 by:

Brazilian telecoms provider Oi has been fined 3.5 million reals (€1.2 million) for recording and selling its subscriber browser data, law firm Reed Smith reports. The fine, issued by the Brazilian Department of Consumer Protection and Defence...

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Brazil: CORRECTION

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12/08/2014 by:

PL&B's previous enews today about Brazil issuing a 1.2 million euros fine quoted the wrong legislation. According to Professor of Law, Danilo Doneda, the case was not based on Brazil's new Brazilian's internet law (Marco Civil da Internet), but...

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New EU Commissioner: Right to be Forgotten must not delay reform

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20/08/2014 by:

Newly appointed EU Justice Commissioner, Martine Reicherts, says that some parties are using the Right to be Forgotten (RTBF) to undermine the EU’s data protection reform. “They have got it wrong. And I will not let them abuse this crucial ruling ...

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MiData programme on identity assurance links with Milton Keynes, Smart City

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26/08/2014 by:

The MiData Studio project, aimed at empowering citizens with their own data while creating trust, will make recommendations for including privacy principles into the design of the project. The three-month feasibility study will involve Milton Keyn...

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CNIL issues public warning to Orange France

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27/08/2014 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has sanctioned the mobile telephone company, Orange France, for a data security breach. A public warning, issued on 25 August, follows a security breach which jeopardised personal data of more than one...

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