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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.
The P2P Threat: What Companies Need to Know (November 1, 2007)
Right now, employees and contractors are accessing and disseminating confidential corporate information in ways that may be harmful to their employers. Some employees are acting intentionally or even maliciously; others are compromising proprietary and confidential information inadvertently and ignorantly. In either case, the consequences to employers can be catastrophic.
VIEWPOINT: Data Security Council of India (November 1, 2007)
India currently occupies the leading position in the IT outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. India's total revenue due to IT and BPO outsourcing was US$33 billion, which is estimated to grow to US $60 billion by the year 2010. Increasing amounts of personal information is thus flowing to India from many countries.
The Privacy Advisor Catches Up with Author Alex Wright (November 1, 2007)
The Privacy Advisor interviewed Alex Wright, author of "GLUT: Mastering Information Through the Ages." Wright is a writer and information architect who has led information architecture initiatives for The New York Times, Harvard University, IBM, Microsoft, The Long Now Foundation, Internet Archive, and Yahoo!, among others.
KnowledgeNet (November 1, 2007)
IAPP's second Florida KnowledgeNet gathered recently for a special presentation by Thomas Campbell, Special Agent of the U.S. Secret Service's Cyber Crime Team.
Notes From the Executive Director (November 1, 2007)
Earlier this month, the UK government flatly rejected calls for a security breach notification law — a move that angered the members of the House of Lord Science and Technology Committee. The committee pushed for such a law as part of a comprehensive package of changes it said was necessary to assure the continued success and confidence in the Internet.
IAPP in the News (November 1, 2007)
The IAPP is pleased to announce the appointment of 16 Canadian privacy professionals who will comprise the new Canadian Education Advisory Board.
Privacy News (November 1, 2007)
In the spring of 2007, Professor Dimitrios Hatzinakos, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, joined by colleagues from the faculties of Arts and Science and Information Studies, created a new initiative at the University of Toronto focusing on identity, privacy and security. The Identity, Privacy and Security Initiative (IPSI) was established to carry out a pioneering, interdisciplinary program of research, education, outreach, industry collaboration and technology transfer with emphasis on technology, policy and science.
Global Privacy Dispatches (November 1, 2007)
On Sept. 25, 2007, the Canadian federal privacy commissioner and the Alberta information and privacy commissioner issued a report on the joint investigation into the TJX/WMI breach. The purpose of the investigation was to examine the collection, retention and safeguarding practices of the organization, in order to determine whether the breach could have been prevented.