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Data Protection by Design Award entry date extended to 30 March

14/03/2017 by:

The Catalan Data Protection Authority (DPA) has extended the entry date to 30th March for the 5th edition of its Data Protection by Design Award with 5,000 and 2,000 euros money prizes and marketing opportunities. Àngels Barbarà i Fondevila, Catal...

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Italy issues highest ever fines in EU for a DP breach

13/03/2017 by:

Italy’s Data Protection Authority, the Garante, on 10 March fined five companies in excess of 11 million euros for the unlawful processing of personal data. The data breach was discovered in the context of a broader financial police (Guardia di...

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US privacy organisations call for annulment of the EU-US Privacy Shield

02/03/2017 by:

Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have written to EU Commissioner for Justice, Véra  Jourová, saying that given the recent changes to US policies and oversight structures, they believe that the assurances that the...

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EU DPAs ask US further questions on the Privacy Shield

22/02/2017 by:

The dust has somewhat settled on President Donald Trump’s Executive Order threatening the privacy rights of non-US citizens, but the EU DPAs remain vigilant regarding the implementation of the EU-US Privacy Shield. The DPAs decided, in their 7...

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Australia adopts law on mandatory data breach notification

14/02/2017 by:

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 passed both Houses of Parliament on 13 February. Unless the Government fixes a date for commencement by Proclamation, the law will enter into force 12 months from the date the Bill receive...

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