Tag: Data Protection

UK will remain close to the EU on data protection post Brexit

UK will remain close to the EU on data protection post Brexit

Written by on August 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will set out a plan to co-operate closely with Europe on data protection rules after it leaves the EU, hoping to reassure businesses and law enforcement agencies that there will be no disruption to exchanges of information. Minister for Digital Matt Hancock said Britain was leading the way on data protection […]

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The Data War – a blockbuster starring Sam Security and Pete Privacy

The Data War – a blockbuster starring Sam Security and Pete Privacy

Written by on April 15, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Countries used to go to war over oil, and may do again. Right now, it seems increasingly likely that companies will go to war over data. After all, it is the new oil (although its value may be going the same way). For a long time, we were in the thrall of the big tech […]

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Data protection legislation adopted by European Parliament

Data protection legislation adopted by European Parliament

Written by on April 14, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Today (14 April), the European Parliament adopted a historic reform of EU data protection legislation, which will come into force in two years’ time. It promises to bring real EU-wide benefits, write Jan Philipp Albrecht, Marju Lauristin and Věra Jourová. Jan Philipp Albrecht is vice-chair of the European Parliament Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and […]

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Germany investigates Facebook for abuse of market power

Germany investigates Facebook for abuse of market power

Written by on March 2, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s cartel office is investigating Facebook for suspected abuse of market power over breaches of data protection laws in the first formal probe of the social network for violating competition rules. The watchdog said it suspected that Facebook’s terms of service with its users regarding how the company makes use of their […]

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European data protection authorities gather to discuss data transfers

European data protection authorities gather to discuss data transfers

Written by on January 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union privacy regulators aim to agree next month on whether and how data transfers to the United States should continue in the absence of an EU-U.S. data-transfer pact that was struck down last year on privacy concerns. European data protection authorities will gather in Brussels on Feb. 2 to find a […]

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With personal data, are you a Processor or Controller?

With personal data, are you a Processor or Controller?

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

If you process data – and who doesn’t in our industry – you need to be sure you are doing it legally. When providing services involving personal data, you will either play the role of Processor or Controller. This will be normally be stipulated in a contract, with the company you are providing services to. This contract will […]

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Advertising – another nail in its coffin

Advertising – another nail in its coffin

Written by on December 21, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

As if the trials and tribulations of the advertising world were not tough enough, now they must face a new and real threat. The days of the Mad Men of Madison Avenue are a black and white memory that makes us smile. Long lunches and lazy presentations are long gone. Even the cushy broadcast deals […]

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EU data protection reforms agreed, privacy laws tightened

EU data protection reforms agreed, privacy laws tightened

Written by on December 16, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

EU negotiators wrapped up talks on a major data protection reform last night (15 December) that will tighten privacy laws and determine how companies handle consumers’ personal data. The data protection regulation was hit with thousands of amendments and branded one of the top lobbied draft bills during its four-year stint in the legislative pipeline. Following […]

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New EU data protection: who pays when the rules are broken?

New EU data protection: who pays when the rules are broken?

Written by on June 15, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – New European Union data protection rules expected to be agreed on today will allow citizens to sue companies that own data as well as those that process it on their behalf, for example cloud computing providers. The new system is opposed by companies such as Germany’s SAP SE, International Business Machines Corp, Cisco […]

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Be afraid, its Data Protection Day

Be afraid, its Data Protection Day

Written by on January 28, 2015 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Today, and every 28th January for the last eight years, we celebrate Data Protection, or Privacy if you are in North America, Day. Celebrating may be a strange term to raise awareness of one of the great threats of our times, but the press release about the threat made interesting reading. It seems we are […]

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