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Data Protection Leader

Volume: 2 Issue: 4
(April 2005)


The French data protection commission, Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL), has agreed to a request by the the association of software companies, Syndicat des Editeurs de Logiciels de Loisi (SELL), to monitor data traffic at file sharing platforms. / read more

A security breach at leading information broker LexisNexis Group has given further weight to calls in over two dozen states for tougher identity theft legislation to be introduced. / read more

On April 1 Japan’s Personal Information Protection Law came into force bringing Ministerial regulation to data protection. In the last year, while the regulations, implementing the law have been drawn up, a series of high profile data leaks has led to a wave of public concern about data protection. In consequence the regulations have been drawn more tightly than originally anticipated. / read more


One of the biggest challenges for any data protection or privacy professional must be how to explain to your children (or your parents for that matter) what you do for a living. A policeman, a fire fighter, a nurse - that’s easy. But a privacy officer? A data protection lawyer? If your kids only knew you see yourself as a skilful juggler..! OK, not a very colourful one performing in Covent Garden, but a rather stressed one juggling three very cumbersome balls: the law, the business requirements and the watchful regulators. The first one is anything but round and even, the second one is constantly changing in mid air, and the third one can be extremely heavy. / read more

Business regulators are the holders of much sensitive business information. Such information could find its way into the hands of competitors or the press unless you take steps to prevent it. Marcus Turle, a solicitor at Field Fisher Waterhouse reports. / read more

Spyware is the latest Internet problem affecting computers worldwide. As legislators respond to this mass-nuisance, Jim Halpert, Partner, E-Commerce and Privacy Practice at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, considers the position in the United States, where policy makers are addressing the issue at both state and federal levels. / read more

The Italian Data Protection authority has adopted practical guidelines on the use of loyalty shemes in Italy. Laura Garbati of La Scala & Associati examines the legislation. / read more

The Utah Court of Appeals rejects arguments that pop-up messages infringe Utah state law regulating unsolicited “electronic messages” / read more

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Agencia Espanola de Protección de Datos (AEPD) have signed a memorandum of understanding on mutual enforcement assistance in commercial e-mail matters. This article outlines the agreement, which might become a model for agreements between other countries. / 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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