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Whistle-blowers and journalists face prison for revealing information that could be obtained under FOI

22/05/2017 by:

The Campaign for Freedom of Information (CFOI) and ARTICLE 19 (the organisation which campaigns for freedom of expression and freedom of information) warn that new proposals by the Law Commission to reform the 1989 Official Secrets Act (OSA) could...

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May 2018 deadline for EU e-Privacy Regulation may be unrealistic

19/05/2017 by:

The EU Council’s Maltese Presidency’s progress report on the EU Commission’s proposal for an e-Privacy Regulation reveals that while Member States are still preparing their national positions, some delegations are already asking for greater...

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Information Commissioner to investigate use of data analytics for political purposes including companies operating internationally

17/05/2017 by:

Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, has announced today that she has launched a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes.  In response to a question from PL&B, she confirmed in open session at the ICO...

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Facebook fined €150,000 by France’s DPA and WhatsApp €3 million by Italy’s antitrust body

16/05/2017 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has today issued a fine of 150,000 euros on Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland in an enforcement programme coordinated with four other Data Protection Authorities. The regulator says the company is in...

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EDPS addresses DPOs in Italy

08/05/2017 by:

Speaking at the ASSO DPO conference in Milan today, Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor said that  everyone needs to do their homework on the EU General Data Protection Regulation - DPOs, national legislators and Data Protecti...

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