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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.
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.
24 Jan 2012
Businesses of all sizes will face huge administrative burdens in order to comply with new EU data protection laws being proposed, an expert has said.
13 Jan 2012
The finalised text detailing proposed new EU data protection laws is not likely to be published until late February or March, a spokesman for the EU Justice Commissioner has said.
12 Jan 2012
The Information Commissioner is proposing to issue its heaviest ever fine for a breach of UK data protection laws. It proposes fining a health body after patient records were stolen from a hospital and sold on eBay.
09 Jan 2012
The public should be informed when a building or facility operator uses systems to track the location and movements of mobile phones, a data privacy expert has said.