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EU justice ministers agree on police data-sharing law

European justice ministers on Friday reached an agreement on a new EU law governing how police agencies share information. The Data Protection Directive is supposed to protect personal data that is processed for “the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the safeguarding against and the …
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New EU rules: Telco only SOMETIMES has to tell you it spaffed your data

New rules setting out the circumstances in which telecoms companies need to report personal data breaches, as well as the kind of information they need to share in those reports, have come into force. The EU's Regulation on the notification of personal data breaches (7-page/756KB PDF) applies to all providers of publicly …
OUT-LAW.COM, 2 Sep 2013

Cameron's speech puts UK adoption of EU data directive in doubt

Opinion Cameron’s speech puts UK accession to any Data Protection Regulation and Directive in doubt. In yesterday’s speech on the relationship between the UK and the Europe Union, the Prime Minister raised doubts as to whether the UK will adopt both the proposed Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Directive in the field …
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EU judge scolds Austria: Data sheriffs must be properly independent

EU countries that merely provide for their appointed data protection authorities to have "functional independence" cannot be said to be compliant with EU law, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled. In order to be said to have "complete independence", DPA staff must not share the same offices as Government …
OUT-LAW.COM, 19 Oct 2012
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Europe exposes its stiff data protection law this week

Stringent proposals for the revision of Europe's outdated 1995 data protection law are to be revealed by officials this coming Wednesday. The European Commission's vice-president Viviane Reding said in a speech in Germany on Saturday that the new regulation on handling sensitive data will, among other things, require internet …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Jan 2012
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Leaked EU data protection draft SHALL. NOT. PASS.

Analysis The first impression of this leaked text is that this version of the Regulation is more prescriptive than Directive 95/46/EC and will get up most data controllers and governmental noses. I think the text makes far too many fundamental changes than can be reasonably done via a "Regulation" (which has three times as many Articles …
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EU can't discriminate between public and private personal data

EU member states cannot generally prohibit organisations' legitimate and necessary but unauthorised processing of personal data where the information is not stored in specified public sources, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said. The ECJ said that national rules that broadly exclude data processing in non-specified …
OUT-LAW.COM, 29 Nov 2011

Data Protection Directive revamp: UK looking sidelined?

Opinion The EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, and the German Federal Minister for Consumer Protection, Ilse Aigner, have come forward with a joint statement claiming that proposals to reform the 1995 Data Protection Directive will be published by the end of January 2012. It is clear …
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'Right to be forgotten' may not be enforceable - Vaizey

Ed Vaizey said that introducing a "right to be forgotten" into a revised EU Data Protection Directive might give "false expectations" to people who would seek to have their personal data deleted under the new regime. "We support the idea that consumers should have more control over the processing of their data. And of course …
OUT-LAW.COM, 15 Nov 2011
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First details on EC data protection action against UK revealed

Details of the European Commission's objections to the Data Protection Act (DPA) have been revealed for the first time. A document has been published outlining why the Commission thinks the DPA fails to implement the EU's Data Protection Directive. The information is contained in a Commission response to a four-year-old …
OUT-LAW.COM, 22 Feb 2011
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ICO voices concern over creaking data protection law

The Data Protection Directive is old-fashioned and out of date, a report published by the UK's privacy regulator the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said. Commissioner Richard Thomas said that the European Union must change its legislation. The ICO commissioned RAND Europe to investigate whether or not 1995's EU …
OUT-LAW.COM, 13 May 2009

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