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INTERVIEW: Linklaters’ Global Head Of Privacy And Data Protection Discusses The Law Firm’s Binding Corporate Rules

July 26, 2012 by  
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Linklaters LLP became the first law firm to implement binding corporate rules when its national authorisation was granted by the UK Information Commissioner on June 1, 2012…

Polish Proposed Amendments Would Ease Requirements On Data Controllers

July 16, 2012 by  
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Polish authorities are currently working on a package of changes to Polish law that is aimed at simplifying the process of running a business in Poland. Significantly, some of the amendments to data protection law might significantly decrease the regulatory requirements of data controllers.

Hong Kong Lawmakers Pass Legislation To Overhaul Framework Privacy Ordinance

July 9, 2012 by  
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MELBOURNE, Australia—Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Allan Chiang, has welcomed the June 27 passage of legislation that would amend Hong Kong’s privacy ordinance, highlighting tighter controls on the transfer or sale of personal data and on its use for direct marketing.

ANALYSIS: The EU Article 29 Working Party’s Guidance On Cookie Consent Exemptions

July 2, 2012 by  
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On June 7, 2012, the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted an Opinion on “Cookie Consent Exemption” (Working Paper 194). The Working Paper is intended as guidance regarding the correct interpretation of the two exceptions to the consent requirement contained in the EU Cookie Directive.

SPECIAL REPORT: Pragmatic Solutions To Typical Privacy Challenges For EU Customers Of Cloud-Based Software Services

July 2, 2012 by  
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There are many reasons why companies decide to move certain portions of their data and software applications from on-site environments to the data centers of a software provider and to hence use the corresponding cloud services. These reasons may be connected to the advantages of getting rid of the nuisances of local data storage with the corresponding security issues, or to the benefits of the “evergreen” nature of software in the cloud, which is centrally updated and maintained.

Philippines Data Privacy Bill Advances, Would Boost Business Process Outsourcing

June 18, 2012 by  
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TAIPEI—The Philippines moved a step closer to establishing its first comprehensive data protection regime as the Philippine Senate June 6 ratified a Bicameral Conference Committee report on the Data Privacy Act, according to the state-run Philippines News Agency (PNA).

Netherlands’ Strict New Cookie Rules Take Effect

June 13, 2012 by  
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The new Dutch cookie regime came into effect June 5, 2012, one day after its publication in the Government Gazette. The new rules introduce a stricter regime for most cookies which is based on informed consent…

ANALYSIS: Data Protection Landscape May Be Changing Soon In China And Hong Kong

June 13, 2012 by  
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China: In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the reporting of large data breach incidents involving the sale of personal data in China…

ANALYSIS: Hungary’s New Data Protection Authority Issues First Report, First Publicly Available Decisions: High Fines, High Legal Risks

May 28, 2012 by  
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A new data protection authority was established in Hungary, on information self-determination and freedom of information. The new National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information already published its first report …

ANALYSIS: The German Government’s Proposed Changes To Its Employee Data Protection Bill

May 28, 2012 by  
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Employee data protection has been one of the most urgent topics on German political parties’ agendas for many years. One of the disputed questions was how such special protection could best be implemented. The available options were a separate act on employee privacy or an amendment of the Federal Data Protection Act (“FDPA”).

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