The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is an independent supervisory authority appointed by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council for a term of five years.
Further to our article in last month’s newsletter on the EU data protection reforms, the ICO has published an indicative timeline setting out significant milestones in the reform process.
Following the lead of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, which already released its draft report, 20 February, the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy published its Draft Opinion.
Even if we cannot measure the size of big data, we must still find a way to apportion specific and realistic responsibilities for its exploitation.
The UK Office of Fair Trading has recently announced that it was launching an investigation into whether some "free" web and app-based games that encourage in-app purchases may violate laws protecting consumers from unfair trading practices, especially when aimed at children.
A US district court in New York has recently ruled that ReDigi, the operator of an online marketplace for pre-owned music downloads, is liable for copyright infringement.
In a decision earlier this month, a US district court in New York has ruled that ReDigi, the operator of an online marketplace for pre-owned music downloads, is liable for copyright infringement.
The United Kingdom implemented the European Union Directive 95/46/EC in March 2000 with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Where Apps on smart devices involve the use of personal data, the Data Protection Directive 1995 (95/46/EC) and the ePrivacy Directive (2202/58/EC) as revised by (2009/136/EC) will apply to apps used in the EEA.
The ICO has published its corporate plan for 2013 to 2016, following a public consultation.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council, the UK’s regulator of nurses and midwives, sent three DVDs relating to a fitness to practice hearing by courier.
A number of publications including the Financial Times, have described how US lobbyists, many working for large technology companies such as Facebook and Google, have been seeking to curb the territorial extent of the proposed EU data protection reforms.
Thanks to their ubiquity, physical proximity to the user and personal nature, mobile communications and apps pose a massive regulatory challenge to those who make and interpret privacy rules, and an even harder compliance conundrum to those who have to observe them.
According to an article in the Guardian, Google is facing a group privacy claim in the UK for circumventing the security settings of Apple’s Safari web browser.
The Commons Justice Select Committee's recent report on the work of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is a mixed bag when it comes to assessing the performance and future of the ICO.
"Checking-in" – a process once associated with airports and hotels has taken on a whole new meaning in the last year or so.
In the recent case of The Queen (on the application of John Oldroyd Catt) v The Association of Chief Police Officers and the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis the Court of Appeal held that a protestor's right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights had been breached by the respondents.
The rapid pace of change in technology has provided huge opportunities for organisations to develop new models, services and products.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) yesterday issued a fine of £90,000 to Cumbernauld based DM Design for making nuisance marketing calls.
We've all been there: sending a quick email to a client on the train into work, or reading through a document in the house at the weekend.
The English Court of Appeal has recently confirmed the commercial and legal importance of database rights and, in particular, their relevance to the sports industry.