ANALYSIS: EU Data Protection Reform Proposals: Key Points From The UK Ministry Of Justice’s Call For Evidence
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…
Data breach notification requirements are receiving more and more attention in the European Union…
ANALYSIS: Hungary’s New Data Protection Authority Issues First Report, First Publicly Available Decisions: High Fines, High Legal Risks
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 …
The Australian Government on May 23, 2012, introduced the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 (Cth) (the Bill), which would amend the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act) to implement the first tranche of the Government’s responses to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) 2008 report called “For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice” (the ALRC report).
TOKYO—In response to an explosive rise in malware threatening smartphone users, a Japanese government policy commission is recommending a set of measures to ensure smartphone and cloud computing security, among them advancing technical developments and enhancing vendor and user awareness about risks.
ANALYSIS: New South Korean Amendments Include New Data Breach Notification Requirements, Expanded Data Protections
The Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection (the “ICNA”) as amended was promulgated on February 17, 2012. The ICNA applies to “information and communications service providers” (“ICSPs”) which are defined to be 1) commercial providers of information services (including those provided by way of using a telecommunications service (e.g., internet service), typically online service providers (including content providers and application providers)), or 2) telecommunications service providers (including facilities-based carriers, resale carriers and value-added service providers).
ANALYSIS: New Czech Electronic Communications Act Introduces Personal Data Breach Notification Requirements, Other Data Protection Measures
On January 1, 2012, an amendment to the Act on Electronic Communications came into force in the Czech Republic (Act No. 468/2011 Coll.) (the “Act”). The main reason for the amendment is to improve the existing regulatory framework applying to electronic communications. In particular, the amended Act transforms the tendering procedure for the allocation of radio frequencies and aims to improve the position of consumers. Under the amended Act, consumers can, amongst other things, look forward to more transparent contracts with their communications providers, less expensive services, improved communications and, importantly, new policies in relation to privacy and data protection.
ANALYSIS: China’s New Internet Rules Include Key Provisions On Personal Data Protection, Information Security, Data Leaks, And Fines
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) recently promulgated “Several Provisions on Regulating the Market Order of Internet Information Services” (“the Provisions”) to ensure a level playing field for website operators in China and to enhance protections for internet users in areas such as internet security, web advertising and data protection. The Provisions came into effect on March 15, 2012.
On June 28, 2011, the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania adopted amendments to the Law on Electronic Communications….
Cloud computing is a fast-emerging, efficient and low-cost alternative to more traditional data storage solutions…