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New consent mechanisms needed to address privacy in ‘internet of things’ era, says watchdog

Businesses may have to deploy new ways of gaining individuals' consent to use their personal data to account for the rise of the 'internet of things' (IoT), a committee of EU data protection authorities has said. 29 Sep 2014

Manufacturers must develop slick 'connected car' offerings whilst managing legal risks, says expert

Car manufacturers must develop 'connected cars' that deliver desirable and user-friendly services, whilst dealing with the "legal complexities inherent in such data fuelled offerings", an expert has said. 26 Sep 2014

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Legal body calls for data interception rules to guarantee secrecy of lawyer-client communications

Rules that set out the legal basis for intercepting communications in EU countries must guarantee the privacy of communications between lawyers and their clients, a prominent legal body has said. 25 Sep 2014

New warning over telemarketing in Singapore as salesperson faces charges under ‘do not call’ rules

A property salesperson in Singapore is the latest to face charges for offences relating to ‘do not call’ (DNC) registry rules under the country’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which came into force last January. 23 Sep 2014

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