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Schrems Ruling. inital thoughts

We're going to need a bigger boat. Thanks to Simon over in McGarr Solicitors we got a copy of the Schrems ruling to look over. Our very quick review suggests that paragraph 25 is the trigger for the collapse of…
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6th October 2015
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Latest CJEU Cases: Bara & Weltimmo

Two big EU Court of Justice rulings today (with another biggie due next week). Both of them are very significant, and one directly relates to advisory work we've been doing with a large Public Sector body (so we have to…
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1st October 2015
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Subject Access Requests: Enforcement Changes?

This morning, Jon Baines (a UK-based Data Protection & FOI manager) posted this tweet: One infers from this that ICO recognises it's under-enforcing subject access rights. That's maybe going to change pic.twitter.com/iQBPwAIS57 — Jon Baines (@bainesy1969) 25 September 2015
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25th September 2015
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Importance of appropriate Processor Agreements

Hunton Williams reports that the Bavarian Data Protection Authority has fined a Data Controller for having an inadequate Data Processor Agreement in place, with specific reference to the absence of appropriate organisational and technical controls for security in the agreement.
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18th September 2015
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Direct Marketing Industry rocked by Ruling (?)

The Information Tribunal (the body to which people appeal decisions of the UK's Information Commissioner) has recently issued a ruling that has been described by one organisation as "a potentially fatal blow" to the 'data' industry.
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16th September 2015
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Facebook’s new advertising controls

Adrian Weckler writes in today's Irish Independent about a little victory for the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. After intensive negotiations, Facebook are to give people the option to opt-out of having 'interest based adverts' displayed to them in their Facebook…
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16th September 2015
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California takes big step in Privacy laws

California has taken another step to cementing its reputation as being one of the most proactive US States with regard to data privacy. Bipartisan support in the California State Assembly delivered a bill that prevents warrantless access to emails, text…
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10th September 2015