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App developers should be given greater responsibility for protecting privacy in digital health environment, says watchdog

An extra onus should be placed on developers of mobile apps in the health and wellbeing market to protect people's privacy, an EU privacy watchdog has said. 22 May 2015

EU data protection reforms will not lead to flood of major fines, says UK watchdog

A stiffening of the financial penalties data protection authorities (DPAs) can impose on companies for breaking data protection laws will not lead to a flood of penalties being levied on businesses after new EU data protection laws are introduced, the UK's... 21 May 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • Changes to cookie laws

    This guide was last updated on 24th November 2009 and concerns a new law for the European Union.

  • Why the APEC Privacy Framework is unlikely to protect privacy

    The APEC Privacy Framework has been put forward as a foundation on which to build a global privacy framework. The lack of detail in the Framework makes it a shaky foundation that risks creating  national privacy laws and rules that would be inconsistent...

  • Cookie laws

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in June 2011.

Over 1,000 complaints about pension cold-calling made this year, says UK privacy watchdog

Over 1,000 people have already complained to the Information Commissioner's Office about unsolicited calls and texts relating to their pensions this year, the UK's privacy watchdog has said. 19 May 2015

Intelligence agencies can hack computers without breaking UK laws

The UK government changed the law to enable intelligence agencies to engage in computer hacking without being said to be in breach of the Computer Misuse Act, privacy campaigners have claimed. The government has said the powers were already in existence and... 18 May 2015

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