News stories posted during November 2015

ICO manages staff changes with new collective leadership model

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03/11/2015 by:

The Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, has announced that due to recent and imminent staff changes in his staff, he will be assisted by a Senior Management Team of 12 colleagues. This replaces the smaller Executive Team, currently two...

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Government issues draft Investigatory Powers Bill

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04/11/2015 by:

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill was issued today and will now be examined in detail by both Houses of Parliament before a final Bill is produced. Making a statement in the House of Commons, Theresa May, Home Secretary, said that the final Bill...

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Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting personal data from non-Facebook users

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10/11/2015 by:

The Brussels tribunal of first instance yesterday issued an injunction against Facebook to stop it collecting personal data from non-Facebook users in Belgium. The injunction, initiated by Willem Debeuckelaere, President, Belgium’s Commission for...

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Facebook receives Europe’s highest ever DP fine

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13/11/2015 by:

Following PL&B’s e-news on the Belgian Facebook case on 11th November, it is now clear that the fine of 250,000 Euros is per day. The Belgian DPA’s website states: “The Court imposes a penalty upon Facebook amounting to 250,000 EUR per day that it...

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Safe Harbor solution by January 2016, Jourová says

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17/11/2015 by:

Speaking in Washington yesterday, EU Commissioner responsible for data protection, Věra Jourová, said that she is confident a solution for EU-US data transfers will be found by January 2016 because: 1. “we have clear guidelines from Europe's highe...

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