The investigation reiterates the need for prudent attention to detail when it comes to handling personal information.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Mobile apps could gather extensive amounts of personal information about the consumer, so must comply with the APPs.
The Australian Law Reform Commission recently released a report that was commissioned by the Attorney General of Australia on "Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era."
The updated Guide aims to help mobile app developers to embed better privacy practices in their products and services.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
This naked photo incident highlights the difficulty in seeking legal redress for invasions of privacy in Australia.
The couple's company had been hired by GlaxoSmithKline to conduct an internal investigation at the time of their arrest.
Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
To successfully enter the Chinese market, foreign luxury brands would need to define a proper strategy involving an effective use of social media.
Mayer Brown JSM
In March 2014, the Chinese State Postal Bureau (SPB) issued three sets of provisions (the "Three Provisions") which now constitute a regulatory framework for data privacy in relation to postal and express delivery (PED) services in China.
The State Post Bureau in the People's Republic of China issued the Provisions of Administration on Personal Information Security for Users of Mailing and Delivery Services.
A number of newly added provisions in the revised Consumer Rights and Interests Protection Law came into force on March 15, 2014.
Mayer Brown JSM
The number of "blind" recruitment ads – i.e., ads that do not identify the employer or their recruitment agent – circulating in Hong Kong has led to a growing concern about the possible unscrupulous collection and use of personal data of job applicants.
The Administrative Appeal Board affirmed the decision to issue enforcement notices to two magazines in relation to their clandestine photo-taking of artists at their private residence.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in Hong Kong released the nonstatutory Privacy Management Programme: A Best Practice Guide.
Japan's IT Strategy Headquarters within the Cabinet Office announced its "Policy Outline of the Institutional Revision for Utilization of Personal Data".
The government will release a basic outline of the amendment for solicitation of public comments and will submit a bill to amend the Act in January 2015.
In recent weeks, Japanese data protection and privacy law has seen developments in two areas.
New Zealand intends to introduce a mandatory data breach reporting law as part of its proposed privacy act reforms.
This ECJ judgment on internet information is interesting but is unlikely to bear on the legal position in New Zealand.
Approximately 380 other organizations have received warning notices from the Commission.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On July 2, 2014 Singapore’s new Personal Data Protection Act will go into force, requiring companies that have a physical presence in Singapore to comply.