News stories posted during January 2015

Snapchat settles with FTC and agrees to biannual audits

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05/01/2015 by:

Snapchat has agreed to biannual, independent third party audits for the next 20 years as part of its settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The company had allegedly violated the FTC Act by deceiving customers with promises about t...

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ICO calls for careful balance between privacy rights and response to terrorism

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13/01/2015 by:

Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, says we must not compromise effective encryption for consumers using online services as a response to terrorism. “I do not underestimate the real challenges posed by international terrorism –...

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Obama announces plans for US federal privacy law

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15/01/2015 by:

Speaking at the US Federal Trade Commission on 12 January, President Barack Obama announced his plans for a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. The Obama administration issued a white paper on consumer privacy in February 2012 and the Commerce...

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Chile is preparing a new data protection law

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21/01/2015 by:

Chile is in the progress of drafting a new privacy law which would be more in line with EU style provisions. "The Bill is not yet before the Congress but there was a public consultation last July," Paulina Silva of Carey y Cia said at the CPDP...

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Albrech optimistic about 2015 deadline for EU DP Regulation

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23/01/2015 by:

Jan Albrecht, MEP and data protection rapporteur at the European Parliament on the draft EU DP Regulation is optimistic about  the Council reaching its negotiating position by this summer. "I am optimistic that we can reach a solution in 2015. But...

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