News stories posted during September 2014

ICO consults on privacy seal framework criteria

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03/09/2014 by:

The ICO is inviting organisations to provide views on the framework criteria against which proposals for privacy seal schemes will be assessed.  Proposals for a privacy seal scheme will be sought later this autumn and the ICO aims to have the seal...

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Verizon to pay $7.4 million for its data protection failures

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08/09/2014 by:

Verizon has agreed to pay $7.4 to settle an investigation brought by US Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau. The Commission found that Verizon had failed to inform some two million customers of their privacy rights prior to...

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Ireland appoints new DP Commissioner

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11/09/2014 by:

Ireland has appointed Helen Dixon as the new Data Protection Commissioner. Ms Dixon has previously held senior management positions with the Companies Registration Office and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. According to the Iris...

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Juncker nominates his new European Commission: EU DP Regulation to be concluded by May 2015

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12/09/2014 by:

Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming President of the European Commission, nominated his team of commissioners on 10 September and set their data protection agenda. Andrus Ansip, former Prime Minister of Estonia, who has been nominated as...

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Many mobile apps fail to provide basic privacy information

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17/09/2014 by:

A privacy sweep conducted by 26 Privacy Commissioners around the world reveals that 85% of the apps surveyed failed to clearly explain how they were collecting, using and disclosing personal information (sweep announced in PL&B international e-new...

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Home Depot loses 56 million customers’ credit card data and offers remediation

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23/09/2014 by:

The US retailer Home Depot has confirmed that credit card details of potentially 56 million of its customers have been compromised due to a cyber attack. By the time the company learned on 8 September from banks and law enforcement that it had bee...

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