News stories posted during August 2015

HK Commissioner covers privacy in a democracy and management advice in his end of term statement

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03/08/2015 by:

Allan Chiang, Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, announced the end of his five year term of office today with a statement reviewing some highlights. He referred to tensions between privacy and freedom of the press. He has recently...

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New Hong Kong Commissioner starts today

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04/08/2015 by:

Stephen Kai-yi WONG has today started his five year term as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong. He states: “I will work with all the stakeholders to protect personal data privacy rights, with a view to ensuring proper protection...

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CNIL shows France’s PSG Football Club a yellow card

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06/08/2015 by:

The CNIL, France’s DP Authority, has ordered Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (PSG Football), one of France’s leading soccer clubs, to properly manage its file for excluding spectators from the stadium. There is a legal framework for excluding...

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France adopts controversial surveillance Act

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11/08/2015 by:

As a result of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, France has adopted a law that enables its intelligence agencies to monitor phone calls and emails of suspected terrorists without prior authorisation from a judge. The Bill, which was approved by France'...

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ICO issues yet another hefty fine for a security breach

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11/08/2015 by:

Companies are advised to encrypt their personal data as the UK’s Information Commissioner (ICO) fines yet another firm for a data breach caused by slack security measures. On 6 August, the ICO announced that it had issued a £180,000 civil monetary...

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ICO expects much more certainty on EU DP Regs by the end of 2015

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27/08/2015 by:

The Trilogue negotiations on EU Data Protection draft Regulation will continue in September, and the ICO says that the planned timetable runs until December. ‘If all goes according to that plan, then we’ll know pretty much what’s going to be in th...

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Germany’s DPAs: Purpose limitation must not be weakened

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28/08/2015 by:

Germany’s Data Protection Commissioners declare that the principle of purpose limitation must not be weakened by the proposed EU Data Protection draft Regulation. The German DPAs issued a press release on 26 August in which they oppose the proposa...

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