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Data Protection Leader

Volume: 3 Issue: 7
(July 2006)


The UK government will seek the views of the public on whether prison sentences of up to two years should be introduced for those who profit from the illegal trade in personal data. / read more

Up to 540,000 injured workers in New York state, whose personal data was compromised after computer hardware went missing, could find negligence action difficult unless they can prove that they have been 'harmed' by the incident. / read more

B4U Business Media Limited lodged notice of an appeal on 28 July of the Information Commissioner's Office's (ICO) enforcement notice against it's website, over the use of personal information from electoral registers, published before 2002. / read more


Children often have a sense of determination that adults don't normally have. They can focus on the task at hand in such an intense way, that whether achieving their objective is logically possible or not becomes irrelevant. If you are a parent you will probably know what I mean. When you think about it, global privacy officers need to adopt a very similar approach to their role. They basically have to get on with their job - in particular, managing privacy compliance across the world - without paying too much attention to the fact that achieving full compliance with all applicable regimes, whilst meeting the operational expectations of their organisations, is in fact pretty much impossible. / read more

The Information Commissioner's Office recently issued an enforcement notice against a UK website for the first time, over the use of personal data for a free online search facility. With the news that B4U has lodged a notice of appeal, Ruth Boardman, partner at Bird & Bird, examines the case. / read more

The UK's ICO has recently published revised guidance to help organisations with the challenges of transferring data to international jurisdictions. Bridget Treacy, partner at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, examines the guidance. / read more

In a recent California Court of Appeal judgment, the Court affirmed the right of online news sites to protect the identity of their confidential sources when faced with demands from corporations to reveal. Heidi Keefe, Mark Weinstein and Anna Humphreys of White & Case LLP examine the issues. / read more

ENISA's Permanent Stakeholders' Group recently met with its management board for the first time in London, to present its proposed response to European network information security threats over the next three years. Data Protection Law & Policy spoke to Andrea Pirotti, ENISA's Executive Director, about its 'Vision for the Future'. / read more

In a recent ruling by the New York Court of Appeals, it was held that New York state can assert jurisdiction over a Montana resident who allegedly breached a contract by means of an instant message. Kenneth N. Rashbaum, partner at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, examines this case and others to assess whether European corporations can be liable for the transmission of similar electronic communications. / read more

The ITAA remains opposed to mandatory data retention as a concept, however in this article, it suggests practical guidelines for ensuring consistent standards across European Member States, following the passage of the Data Retention Directive. This article represents a consensus opinion from the members of the ITAA Global Public Policy Committee, as submitted by Committee raporteur, Chris Boam, director for international public policy & regulatory affairs, Verizon Communications. / 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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