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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.
Notes From the Executive Director (August 1, 2007)
As summer draws to a close, IAPP staffers are busy making plans to provide all of our members top-notch opportunities to network, educate and certify during the second half of 2007 and beyond. From the time-tested results of the IAPP's annual anchor events — the Privacy Summit and Academy — to new events we are adding to our lineup, we are working eagerly to offer the tools you need to better serve your companies and customers.
Privacy News (August 1, 2007)
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., and Alex Stoianov, Ph.D., an internationally recognized biometrics scientist, have published a joint research paper, Biometric Encryption: A Positive Sum Technology That Achieves Strong Authentication, Security AND Privacy.
IAPP in the News (August 1, 2007)
A recent Computer- world UK writer covered a Commons Home Affairs Committee hearing focused on the "surveillance society" at which IAPP member Randal Gainer, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, Executive Director of the IAPP, gave testimony and took questions during the IAPP Delegate Tour to Europe in June.
Ask the Privacy Expert (August 1, 2007)
How does the recent Article 29 Working Party Opinion on the meaning of "personal data" affect our understanding of the scope of the European Data Protection Directive?
Valuable Insights Make IAPP's New Practical Privacy Series a Success (August 1, 2007)
More than 150 privacy professionals gathered in New York City June 27-28 for the IAPP's first-ever 2-day Practical Privacy Series. The series covered cutting-edge topics on security breach notice, risk mitigation and crisis management. The conference also included sessions on Financial and Health industry concerns.
Global Privacy Dispatches (August 1, 2007)
The second technical seminar was held in Cairns, Australia on June 25-26. Approximately 11 economies were represented by some 100 delegates who attended.
Use ISO 17799 to Improve Security and Minimize Risks (August 1, 2007)
Most organizations are dependent upon their information and business systems, leaving them exposed to critical loss in the aftermath of a security breach. Fortunately, by implementing an information security management system (ISMS), as outlined in the only internationally accepted standard/code to address information security, a business can significantly reduce the risk of a security breach.