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31 Jan 2012
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.
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
OPINION: Reforms of data protection law announced today by the European Commission will bring businesses certainty with one hand while handing them a major headache with the other.
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.
24 Jan 2012
Copyright and privacy law do not prevent the BBC from publishing images of a murdered child, a Scottish criminal appeals court has ruled.
23 Jan 2012
An organisation representing US marketing bodies has launched a new advertising campaign to raise consumer awareness of online behavioural advertising (OBA).
20 Jan 2012
The publisher of the now-defunct News of the World (NotW) newspaper has settled claims of alleged phone hacking with 37 people, including celebrities and other public figures, press reports have said.
11 Jan 2012
Researchers have said that they have intercepted unencrypted smart meter data and used it to uncover details that represent an intrusion into user privacy.