News stories posted during June 2016

EDPS: Privacy Shield is not good enough

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08/06/2016 by:

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has issued an Opinion in which he says that the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield is not robust enough. Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS, said: "I appreciate the efforts made to develop a solution to replace Saf...

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Investigatory Powers Bill moves to the House of Lords

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09/06/2016 by:

The legislative process on the Investigatory Powers Bill came to an end in the House of Commons on 7 June and the Bill moved to the House of Lords, where the first reading took place yesterday.  The second reading – and the general debate on all...

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UK adults try to hide data from businesses but would share it if their privacy were guaranteed

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15/06/2016 by:

Some 47% of people surveyed would be happy to share personal data with Internet companies if their privacy were guaranteed, the ICO’s annual tracking survey for 2016 reveals. 61% said that they do try to hide their personal data when using Interne...

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EU-US Privacy Shield talks continue: Update at PL&B’s Conference

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17/06/2016 by:

The Article 31 Committee, consisting of EU Member States’ representatives, will meet again on 20 and 29 June in an attempt to agree the draft adequacy decision for EU to US international data transfers under the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield. The ...

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CNIL launches GDPR consultation

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20/06/2016 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has started a consultation on some of the GDPR (EU Data Protection Regulation) issues in order to help the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (DPWP) in its work. The President of the CNIL,...

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ICO guidance on GDPR by the end of the year

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20/06/2016 by:

The ICO says that in the next six months, it will issue guidance on: • An overview of the GDPR • Individuals’ rights • Contracts • Consent, and a Privacy notices code of practice.   The ICO also continues to be active at the European level...

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Parliament urges annual reporting to ICO on cyber issues

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22/06/2016 by:

The House of Commons’ Culture Media and Sports Committee recommends that organisations holding large amounts of personal data should report annually to the ICO on cyber security aspects. They call for reporting on staff cyber-awareness training;...

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Justice Committee recommendation would ‘seriously undermine FOI Act’

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23/06/2016 by:

The House of Commons Justice Committee says that the right of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) against an Information Commissioner’s FOI decision should be abolished. The Justice Committee recommendation would 'seriously undermine FOI Act',...

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ICO comments on referendum result

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27/06/2016 by:

Following the UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union, an ICO spokesperson said on Friday 24 June: “The Data Protection Act remains the law of the land irrespective of the referendum result." “If the UK is not part of the EU, then upcomin...

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ICO In talks with the government over future of UK DP

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28/06/2016 by:

Speaking today at the ICO's Annual Report launch event, Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, said that the ICO will discuss the impact of Brexit on DP reform with the government. However, he would not want to comment on what form the futu...

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Facebook wins privacy case in Belgium

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30/06/2016 by:

The Belgium Court of Appeal has overturned the DPA’s decision on Facebook not being compliant with Belgium’s data protection law. The case concerned Facebook using a cookie to monitor non-Facebook members’ browsing habits when they visit Facebook...

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