Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ANALYSIS: Canadian Supreme Court Renders Landmark Ruling: Warrant Required for Production of Internet Usage Information to Police

July 21, 2014 by  
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In a landmark privacy decision, R. v. Spencer, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled June 13, 2014, that individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy in Internet usage information, and that law enforcement authorities who wish to obtain subscriber information from Internet service providers must, in most circumstances, do so pursuant to a warrant…

Quick Poll: Should judges be banned from participation in internet-based social networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn?

June 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Polls, Privacy

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China’s New National Standard for the Protection of Personal Information Collected over Information Systems

April 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Privacy

Companies with operations in China will want to consider modifying their existing data privacy procedures in light of recent developments.

Quick Poll: Which would create a better data protection regime for the EU?

February 18, 2013 by  
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Quick Poll: Which would create a better data protection regime for the EU?

German Privacy Law Requirements for Centrally Organized Compliance Audits in Groups of Companies

January 15, 2013 by  
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This article discusses the implications of centrally organized audits under the FDPA, and suggests a possible contractual solution for ensuring their compliance with the FDPA…

Irish High Court Rejects Data Protection Commissioner’s Objection To Copyright Infringement Graduated Response System

August 20, 2012 by  
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On June 27, 2012, Mr Justice Charleton gave his decision in the judicial review action taken by the Irish recording companies to prevent the graduated response system (GRS) agreed with eircom, the largest internet service provider in Ireland, being shut down as illegal…

ANALYSIS: EU Data Protection Reform Proposals: Key Points From The UK Ministry Of Justice’s Call For Evidence

August 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Privacy

On January 25, 2012, the European Commission published new draft legislation (Regulation) on data protection… It is currently being considered and redrafted by the Commission and will be reviewed by the European Parliament from this autumn onwards…

ANALYSIS: Hong Kong’s Newly Amended Data Protection Law: What The Changes Mean In Practice

August 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Privacy

Since its enactment in 1996, Hong Kong’s data privacy legislation, the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”), has remained largely unchanged…

ANALYSIS: The EU Article 29 Working Party Opinion On Cloud Computing And Privacy: Ten Key Questions And Answers

August 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Privacy

On July 1, 2012, the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, an independent EU advisory body on data protection and privacy set up under Article 29 of the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), issued Working Paper 196 containing its “Opinion 05/2012 on Cloud Computing” (hereafter “WP 196”). The scope of WP 196 is to “analyze all relevant issues for cloud computing service providers operating in the European Economic Area (EEA) and their clients specifying all applicable principles from the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) and the e-privacy Directive 2002/58/EC (as revised by 2009/136/EC) where relevant…”

ANALYSIS: EU Article 29 Working Party Requirements For Processor Binding Corporate Rules May Ease International Outsourcings

July 26, 2012 by  
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The EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, the representative body for EU data protection authorities, recently issued its requirements for processor binding corporate rules…

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