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Data Protection Leader

Volume: 2 Issue: 12
(December 2005)


The controversial Data Retention Directive won approval from the European Parliament on Wednesday 14 December despite misgivings from members of the European Parliament and anger from the communications industry. / read more

The House of Lords has refused Michael Durant leave to appeal out of time in his case against the Financial Services Authority on the basis that he had failed to show that the case could be won. / read more

Indian software industry leaders are lobbying the government to tighten up data protection legislation to help the burgeoning outsourcing sector. / read more


Most privacy professionals around the world are aware of the soft-touch, business friendly and pragmatic approach to data protection law of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. This approach has prompted admiration by some, incredulity and envy by others and considerable suspicion among the so-called “purists”. However, it was a recent speech by departing Deputy Commissioner, Francis Aldhouse, that proved to me that this is a deliberate, well thought out and forward looking way of addressing today’s data protection requirements. / read more

As businesses increasingly look to third party partnering arrangements in a bid to boost revenues, further challenges are placed on our data protection regulations to accommodate these initiatives. Bridget Treacy, a partner at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert considers the issues. / read more

With October 2005 marking the tenth anniversary of the Data Protection Directive, the challenges in regulating the use of personal data continue as we generate and use ever-increasing information. Dr Susanne Lace of the National Consumer Council examines the issues. / read more

1 January 2005 signalled a new level of openness for the UK public sector when the long-anticipated Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into force. In this article, Ingrid Wilson looks back at the Act’s first year of operation through the eyes of one London-based local authority. / read more

Following his recent article on data protection developments in the Czech Republic, Dr Karel Neuwirt charts the history of data protection in Eastern Europe, looking at how countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina are developing regulatory models based on EU requirements. / read more

Rapid growth of the internet and the increasing use of electronic data in commerce highlighted the limitations of South Africa’s recognition of data protection principles at both common law and statutory levels. Reinhardt Buys of Buys Inc. Attorneys examines the recently proposed Protection of Personal Information Bill, designed to address these issue. / read more

The recent proliferation of “phishing,” a new form of internet identity theft, has prompted California to enact legislation authorizing lawsuits against the perpetrators of such scams. California’s Anti-Phishing Act of 2005 (the “Act”) takes effect next year, and is the first law of its kind. / read more

With few Latin American countries currently adopting effective data protection frameworks, the Spanish Data Protection Agency has been recommended as a model of authority at the recent Latin American Conference on Personal Data Protection. / read more

About Data Protection Leader:

The monthly law publication which covers all aspects of data protection and data privacy. Topics covered include data transfers and outsourcing, data localisation and retention, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the e-Privacy Directive, data security, marketing and behavioural advertising, consent, employee monitoring, privacy compliance, risk management, DPO responsibilities, accountability, Privacy by Design, acquisition and mergers, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and Big Data / read more

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