News stories posted during March 2016

ICO seeks input on Privacy Notices Code of Practice

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01/03/2016 by:

The ICO is currently consulting on proposals for a revised Privacy Notices Code of Practice. The consultation, which runs until 24 March, seeks views on how to provide privacy information in a clear and engaging way, as well as engaging individual...

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US enacts law to provide some privacy rights for EU citizens

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01/03/2016 by:

President Obama signed, on 24 February, the Judicial Redress Bill which gives Europeans the right to sue the United States for unlawful disclosure of personal information. The new right is the same as that afforded to American citizens under the...

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No major legislative changes to FOI Act needed, FOI review concludes

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04/03/2016 by:

The Burns Commission, which has been evaluating whether changes are needed to the Freedom of Information Act, says that FOI should remain free of charge, and that the veto provision should be narrower and more limited. Information Commissioner...

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Government consults on plans to reform public sector data sharing

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08/03/2016 by:

The government proposes changes to the current data sharing framework to make it easier for public sector organisations to share personal data, and improve public services. The changes would allow public sector organisations to share personal data...

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DPAs’ Enforcement Network grows in numbers and reach

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21/03/2016 by:

The Data Protection Authorities’ Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), now has 59 privacy enforcement authority members in 43 jurisdictions. In 2016, GPEN intends to increase membership from under-represented regions (Africa, Asia, South...

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Next UK Information Commissioner announced

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22/03/2016 by:

The UK government announced this morning that Elizabeth Denham, Information and Privacy Commissioner, British Columbia, Canada, is the preferred candidate to be the UK’s next Information Commissioner. She is well known for her work internationally...

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No change a victory for Freedom of information after its 10 year review

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24/03/2016 by:

The Burns Commission, which recently completed its review of the working of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), does not propose any substantial changes to the law. The Commission does not recommend charges for requests and the government has...

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