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Global Privacy Dispatches
ITALY—Garante Addresses Medical Research, Welfare Positions Issues
The Garante, Italy’s Data Protection Authority (IDPA), has released three decisions related to research and a register of welfare positions.
ITALY—Garante Releases Enforcement Activity Report
The Garante, the Italian Data Protection Authority (IDPA), has released information on enforcement activity in Italy in 2013 and its relevant plan of inspections for the first semester of 2014.
CANADA—Anti-Spam Legislation To Come Into Force
After much discussion and consultation on the accompanying Regulations, Canada’s anti-spam legislation is about to take full effect. While the CRTC had previously published its regulations on March 28, 2012, the Electronic Commerce Protection Regulation was finally published on December 4, 2013.
UK—Government Department Fined 185,000 GBPs After Terrorist Incident Data Sold at Auction
A government department has been fined after a filing cabinet containing personal information relating to victims of a terrorist incident was sold at auction.
NEW ZEALAND—Privacy Reflections/Predictions for 2014
The high-profile privacy breaches of 2012-13 have shed an unprecedented light on personal information in New Zealand. Outgoing Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff is leaving the role at a time when protecting personal information, a cause she has actively championed over the past 10 years, is at the forefront of public awareness and is top-of-mind for policy analysts, legislators and businesses alike.
NEW ZEALAND—Will the Tide Turn in 2014?
Last year was not a good one for New Zealand privacy-wise. While Australia forged ahead enacting legislation covering issues such as cross-border controls for personal data and introducing measures to implement breach notification, the government in New Zealand, by contrast, has been dragging its feet and instead adopted a raft of measures diminishing existing privacy protections. This article briefly reviews developments in New Zealand in 2013 and ventures some predictions as to what may lie in store in 2014.
AUSTRALIA—Australia Legislates for Privacy by Design
In March, Australia will be overhauling its privacy laws. One of the key features of the new regime means Australia will become one of the first jurisdictions to effectively legislate for the concept of Privacy by Design.
Crowell & Moring LLP Teams with Jim Jordan, General Electric's Former Chief Privacy Leader (July 1, 2006)
A new relationship was recently announced to foster Crowell & Moring's growing Privacy & Data Protection Group. Formerly with General Electric, Jim Jordan's law firm, Jordan Legal Counsel P.C., will work as Crowell & Moring LLP's co-counsel to help clients achieve and maintain compliance with privacy and personal data protection laws in the U.S. and globally.
Ask the Privacy Expert (July 1, 2006)
In this Q&A, privacy expert Eduardo Ustaran discusses EU requirements to notify consumers of a security breach.
Privacy Framework Undergoes Update, Name Change (July 1, 2006)
The American Institute for Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute for Chartered Accountants (CICA) have updated the Privacy Framework. The groups also decided to refer to the framework as the Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP, pronounced ga-pi).
KnowledgeNet - Mixing in Seattle (July 1, 2006)
It's not hard to get IAPP members in Seattle to abandon the florescence of their offices for bright sunshine. So on April 25, privacy professionals gathered at the Red Hook brewery in the Sammamish Valley to connect with each other, catch some rays and enjoy some great snacks and micro-brews.
KnowledgeNet - IAPP's Asia Pacific KN Tour Is Resounding Success (July 1, 2006)
Expanding its international reach into the Asia Pacific, an IAPP delegation recently returned from a trip that kicked off two new KnowledgeNets in Sydney and Singapore. The delegation also visited the existing Tokyo KnowledgeNet, one of the IAPP's most successful KnowledgeNet chapters.
Notes from the Executive Director (July 1, 2006)
The IAPP has exciting news to share with our members: We have broken the 2,500 IAPP membership mark, and we announce the unveiling of a new monthly e-publication, INSIDE 1to1: Privacy.
Have You Talked to Your Marketing People Lately? (July 1, 2006)
When most privacy officers think about the legal issues they face, their focus is on laws affecting the collection, use, disclosure and protection of personal information. They may overlook the laws affecting the ways their companies market to consumers. Yet, some of the most active areas of privacy regulation and enforcement involve the use of telemarketing, fax advertising and commercial email to reach customers and potential customers.