News stories posted during December 2015

Facebook to comply with Belgium’s ruling on cookies

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03/12/2015 by:

Facebook says it has changed its practice for non-Facebook users accessing Facebook so that it will comply with the Belgian Tribunal of First Instance decision of 9 November. This means that anyone without a Facebook account in Belgium will now ha...

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EU Cyber Security Directive brings in data breach notification for many sectors

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09/12/2015 by:

The EU Trilogue on the Network and Information Security Directive, the so-called Cyber Security Directive, was completed on 7 December.  A data breach notification duty will apply to providers of key infrastructure, such as energy, transport, and...

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EU DP Regulation Trilogue agreement by the end of the year still possible

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10/12/2015 by:

Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, said at Forum Europe’s 6th Annual DP and Privacy Conference in Brussels today that the EU Data Protection Regulation is in its “final stages….The European Commission will support its implementation…...

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Political agreement reached on the EU DP Regulation and Directive

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16/12/2015 by:

Yesterday, the EU Council, European Parliament and European Commission negotiators agreed the data protection package – the general DP Regulation and the so-called ‘Police’ Directive. The next step is a confirmation vote at the European Parliament...

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European Parliament LIBE committee approves DP package

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17/12/2015 by:

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs [LIBE] Committee approved the data protection package this morning. The next step will be a vote in full Parliament in the new year. The Council has to organise a vote too, but th...

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Russia: Right to be Forgotten law in force from 1 January

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30/12/2015 by:

Russia’s “Right to be Forgotten Law”, signed by President Putin on 13 July 2015, will enter into force on 1 January 2016. The Law imposes an obligation on search engines that disseminate advertisements targeted at consumers located in Russia to...

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