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31 Jan 2012
The data protection practices of some EU bodies are below standard, the EU's own privacy watchdog has said.
A trade union has been ordered to let an independent expert examine its computer database to try to identify anonymous users of a forum it operated who allegedly defamed and harassed an airline pilot.
30 Jan 2012
A Scottish local authority that sent sensitive personal data about children and their carers to the wrong addresses on five occasions has been fined £140,000 by the UK's data protection watchdog.
The Information Commissioner should have ruled that a university was likely to be storing a copy of a deleted email it had refused a request to disclose, an Information Rights Tribunal has said.
27 Jan 2012
Four men who disclosed details of bids relating to lucrative energy contracts overseas have been convicted of corruption charges following a ruling by the Crown Court.
26 Jan 2012
The European Commission has dropped infringement proceedings it had brought against the UK for failure to properly implement EU laws on the interception of communications.
Internet companies have been urged to establish a final standardised system that will allow users to control their privacy settings across websites.
25 Jan 2012
A new agreement over the transfer of airline passenger data from the EU to the US has not been justified as either necessary or proportionate, EU privacy watchdogs have said.
Organisations operating in the EU will generally have to obtain explicit, freely given, specific and informed consent from individuals in order to be able to lawfully process their personal data under new EU data protection laws being proposed.
Small UK businesses, charities and local authority organisations are being encouraged to let staff from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) visit their premises to provide advice on issues relating to data protection.