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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.
Privacy News (March 1, 2007)
Results of a survey sponsored by EpicTide, a provider of security solutions for the healthcare industry, yielded some interesting findings about consumer awareness of medical identity theft and patient safety concerns.
UPDATE: Statutory Review of PIPEDA - Interview By Nymity (March 1, 2007)
The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics is currently conducting interviews in preparation for a report to Parliament on changes to Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronics Document Act (PIPEDA).
IAPP in the News (March 1, 2007)
Harriet Pearson, CIPP, VP of Corporate Affairs & Chief Privacy Officer, IBM Corporation, and an IAPP board member, recently testified before a House subcommittee during a hearing on "Protecting Workers from Genetic Discrimination."
Regulator Chat (March 1, 2007)
The Privacy Advisor Interviews Richard Thomas, the UK's Information Commissioner and a Keynote Speaker at the IAPP Privacy Summit 07, about his Priorities and Accomplishments
Ask the Privacy Expert (March 1, 2007)
n the U.S. there are some statutory and regulatory restrictions on sending promotional messages to cell phones and other wireless devices. (Much of the impetus for regulation arose from the fact that consumers have to pay to receive these messages.)
An Interview with an Expert on India and Outsourcing (March 1, 2007)
Sagi Leizerov, Ph.D., CIPP, is a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young LLP. He helps lead the firm's Privacy Assurance and Advisory Services Practice. Leizerov interviews Mark Kobayashi-Hillary, a London-based advisor, writer and researcher who wrote Outsourcing to India:
Notes from the Executive Director (March 1, 2007)
As part of the IAPP's international commitment, we are proud to announce the launch of our inaugural European delegate tour. While details are still in the works, the delegate tour is a unique opportunity for IAPP members to participate in a series of special events in London, Paris and Berlin. Scheduled for June, the tour is expected to give privacy pros an opportunity to compare notes with our European colleagues in each city during KnowledgeNet meetings, workshops with data protection authorities and networking opportunities.
Enabling Data-Centric Security (March 1, 2007)
Your organization needs to comply with privacy regulations. Your board of directors knows the business needs to protect sensitive information as it moves among business partners, mobile users and your enterprise. Yet security technologies such as encryption are far too complex and far too difficult to deploy on a broad scale.
Merchants Can No Longer Ignore the PCI Data Security Standard (March 1, 2007)
Credit card data is a primary target for identity thieves because it is easily exploited in fraudulent transactions and it is often all-too-accessible. In the absence of a U.S. law that imposes a general obligation on businesses to safeguard credit card information and other sensitive customer data, the credit card associations took matters into their own hands by adopting the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) in 2005. In recent months, support for the PCI Data Security Standard appears to be gaining momentum with the issuance of an updated version of the standard.