News stories posted during February 2012

Christopher Graham elected as Vice Chair of the EU Article 29 DP Working Party

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08/02/2012 by:

The EU’s Data Protection Working Party, at its meeting of 1-2 February, elected the UK Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, as its Vice Chair. The other Vice Chair is Igor Nemec, President of the of the Czech Republic's Office for Persona...

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UK Government seeks views on EU DP proposals

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08/02/2012 by:

The United Kingdom Ministry of Justice launched, on 7 February, an evidence gathering exercise on the EU Commission’s proposals for a Data Protection Regulation and Directive. The government is keen to hear practical, day-to-day examples of the...

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Survey measures attitudes towards EU DP proposals

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22/02/2012 by:

Law firm Allen & Overy's London office has launched a survey to gather stakeholders’ views on the EU proposals for a Data Protection Regulation. The survey includes 22 multiple choice questions ranging from explicit consent, right to be forgotten...

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ICO seeks views on its 3-year plan

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27/02/2012 by:

The Information Commissioner's Office is currently consulting on the practical steps it intends to take in order to achieve its strategic outcomes. Projects for 2012-2015 include: 1. implementing online registration and payment by September 2012,...

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UK ICO analysis on proposed EU DP Regulation: Too much red tape for companies

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29/02/2012 by:

The United Kingdom's Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) thinks that the proposals for an EU Data Protection Regulation are too prescriptive and may lead to data protection being regarded simply as a form-filling exercise. While the ICO welcom...

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