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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.
IAPP and AFCDP Alliance (June 1, 2009)
Head east on the 43rd parallel from the IAPP’s York, Maine-based global headquarters and eventually you’ll pass through France, home of the French Association of Data Protection Correspondents (AFCDP). Last month, the IAPP and AFCDP formed a strategic alliance designed to help broaden the knowledge base of the global privacy profession.
FPF Research (June 1, 2009)
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is conducting research to find effective tools and methods for communicating with Web users about online behavioral advertising practices. FPF co-chair Chris Wolf says the goal is to provide groups involved in the practice with “additional guidance about the most effective ways to communicate with users.”
Steven Johnston (June 1, 2009)
The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners has appointed Steven Johnston as liaison officer on identity management and privacy technologies.
Privacy Awareness Week (June 1, 2009)
Privacy pros in Wellington, New Zealand celebrating the Asia Pacific Privacy Association’s Privacy Awareness Week, May 3-9.
IAPP Facebook Page (June 1, 2009)
Accountability in the privacy profession…The value of template e-mail signatures... Networking in New Jersey… These are just some of the discussions taking place on the IAPP Facebook page. Get in on the chatter. www.facebook.com
Social Media (June 1, 2009)
Like moss in a Northwest forest the economy hangs heavy over the heads of some social networkers who, in better times, might have been more blasé about their social media musings. Twenty-nine percent of employees surveyed for a recent Deloitte study said the downturn has them paying more attention to what they divulge online.
Privacy for SMBs (June 1, 2009)
Privacy trustmark provider TRUSTe has launched a beta version of its Privacy Services for E-Tailers. The package is tailored towards small and medium-sized Internet retailers.
40 Under Forty (June 1, 2009)
The Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal named Jay Cline to its 40 Under Forty list. The list recognizes the Twin Cities’ most accomplished and promising business leaders.
Minors' Online Activities (June 1, 2009)
Two companies have created a registry that parents can use to shield their underage child’s personally identifiable information online. Acxiom Corporation and Privacy Vaults Online, Inc. (Privo) have created the Protect My Child Registry (PMCR), essentially a do-not-contact registry that parents can use to block or limit Web site access, mobile content, or Internet-based marketing.
2009 Australian Privacy Awards (June 1, 2009)
Australia’s federal privacy commissioner is seeking nominations for the 2009 Australian Privacy Awards and the Australian Privacy Medal.