News stories posted during April 2015

Criminal sanctions and compensation for moral damages result from misuse of CCTV images contrary to registration with France’s CNIL

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08/04/2015 by:

By a judgment of February 24, 2015, the Paris Court of Appeal issued criminal sanctions both against a restaurant “La Closerie des Lilas” and its manager, for misuse of a CCTV system which had been put in place for security purposes and not to...

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DPAs support UN resolution on privacy

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10/04/2015 by:

The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) announced on 9th April their support for a UN Human Rights Council Resolution titled: “The right to privacy in the digital age” which was adopted on 28th March. The...

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The Global Privacy Enforcement Network increases in size and scope

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15/04/2015 by:

The Global Privacy Enforcement Network, GPEN, is working towards the launch of a secure Internet-based platform that will allow GPEN members to alert other members about investigations and find out whether other members are investigating the same...

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Magistrates’ courts can now impose unlimited fines for DP Act criminal offences

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15/04/2015 by:

Since 12 March, Magistrates’ courts are no longer limited to £5,000 fines for criminal offences under the DP Act. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015, which allow for an...

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Argentina adopts new regulations on CCTV and Do Not Call registry

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16/04/2015 by:

Argentina has enacted two new regulations: the first one is related to sanctions and the recently adopted national Do Not Call registry, and the second one is about CCTV. The new Sanctions Regulation (Disp. 9/2015) provides a new scale of fines (u...

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EU wants agreement on Safe Harbor by the summer

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17/04/2015 by:

According to Vera Jourova, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, the EU is seeking to resolve key issues on the US Safe Harbor agreement with the US by 28 May, the date of the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meetin...

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Japan's legislature discusses new privacy law and EU adequacy

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24/04/2015 by:

Japan's Diet (Parliament) is expected to have intensive discussions in May about privacy law reform, including the proposal for an independent data protection authority.   In a plenary session in the House of Representatives on 23 April,  the...

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Privacy advocacy NGOs worried about compromises in new EU DP regime

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27/04/2015 by:

NGOs from the European Union and around the globe, including European Digital Rights (EDRi), Privacy International and US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), have expressed concern over the proposed changes to the draft EU Data...

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