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FCA to consult on issue of unsolicited marketing in consumer credit market this summer

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to consult on the issue of unsolicited marketing by consumer credit firms this summer, according to an answer given in the UK parliament. 01 Jul 2015

Drone manufacturers can help operators respect privacy rights, says watchdog

Drone manufacturers can help the organisations wishing to operate them respect privacy rights by warning of the "potential intrusiveness" of their use, an EU privacy body has said. 30 Jun 2015

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  • Changes to cookie laws

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  • 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

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France adopts new surveillance law

An anti-terror surveillance law has been passed in France, allowing the government's law enforcement and intelligence agencies to monitor telephone and cellular metadata and access personal information about anyone suspected of being linked to terrorism. 26 Jun 2015

Value of data relevant to whether companies' data use breaches competition rules, says CMA chief executive

Whether or not a company's use of consumer data breaches competition law will be influenced by the value of the information they have access to, the head of the UK's main competition authority has said. 24 Jun 2015

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