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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 (July 1, 2007)
Morrison & Foerster has launched a free online resource library that provides links to privacy laws, regulations, reports, multilateral agreements and government authorities for more than 90 countries around the world.
IAPP in the News (July 1, 2007)
Network World magazine recently published an article titled, "Why Your Company Needs a Chief Privacy Officer." The article profiles IAPP Treasurer Chris Zoladz, CIPP, who spoke to security professionals at The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium's 2007 SecureAmericas conference.
Notes from the Executive Director (July 1, 2007)
As I reflect this week on the success of the IAPP's first Delegate Tour to Europe, I am reminded that the IAPP predictably again delivered an unparalleled mix of strong programming and unmatched networking for our members who joined us in Berlin, Paris and London.
Attention Privacy Leaders: The IAPP Needs You! (July 1, 2007)
Education Advisory We are looking for privacy leaders with diverse expertise to serve the privacy profession. As the IAPP continues to grow as the central forum for active, involved privacy pros, we seek to offer greater participation in the strategies, programs and products the association evaluates and develops.
Global Privacy Dispatches (July 1, 2007)
The Australian Privacy Commissioner has recommended that the existing credit reporting provisions in the Privacy Act (notably Part IIIA) and the Code of Conduct should be repealed and replaced by the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) operating in tandem with an enforceable code. The recommendations were included in her submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission's (ALRC) Review of Privacy (Issues Paper 32).
How Privacy Scanning Can Keep Your Company Out of the Regulatory Minefield (July 1, 2007)
In a recent Jupiter Research report titled Online Privacy: Managing Complexity to Realize Marketing Benefits, Jupiter analysts advised companies to allocate budgets for consumer security and privacy education, and to treat online privacy as a strategic marketing differentiator, rather than a compliance exercise.
Identity Linkage and Privacy (July 1, 2007)
The subject of privacy and identity is by no means new, and many countries have legislation geared towards the protection of personal information. There exist nonetheless inconsistencies between countries regarding the right for privacy. Information gathering engines are prevalent wherever we go online, gathering our personal data as quickly as we share it — wittingly or unwittingly.