News stories posted during June 2015

France’s DPA says audits are a higher priority

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05/06/2015 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, said at the end of May that it intends to conduct 550 inspections in 2015. Of these, some 350 will be on-site or off-site inspections and the rest will be conducted online. The CNIL says that it will...

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Germany’s DPA criticises data retention bill

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11/06/2015 by:

Andrea Vosshoff, Germany’s Federal Data Protection Commissioner, says that the government bill, due to be debated in parliament tomorrow, 12 June, is a disproportionate interference in German, but also in European fundamental rights. Vosshoff...

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EU Council reaches agreement on EU DP Regulation

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15/06/2015 by:

Today, Justice Ministers in the Council reached a General Approach on the new data protection rules confirming the approach taken in the Commission's proposal back in 2012. Trilogue negotiations between the Council, the European Parliament and the...

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EU DPAs: New Regulation must not lower DP standards

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19/06/2015 by:

The EU Art. 29 DP Working Party says that the new regulatory framework should not undermine the core principles and rights established in the DP Directive. The DPAs consider that the proposal to enable controllers to process data for a purpose tha...

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Canada introduces mandatory breach notification

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22/06/2015 by:

The Digital Privacy Act, adopted on 18 June, introduces an explicit obligation to notify individuals in cases of breaches, and report to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada if it is "reasonable in the circumstances to believe that the...

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Trilogue on EU DP Regulation starts with optimistic notes

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24/06/2015 by:

Speaking after the first Trilogue meeting today, Jan Philipp Albrecht, Rapporteur for the European Parliament said that agreement between the Trilogue parties may be achieved by the end of the year, together with agreement on the so called EU Poli...

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