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Canada: Young cyber bullying victims may anonymously seek legal redress

The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled – on 27 September 2012 – that a teenage girl who was the victim of cyberbullying can proceed anonymously in her efforts to find out the identity of her cyber bully…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology, Privacy

Uruguay receives data protection adequacy recognition from EU Commission

The EU Commission recognised Uruguay's legal framework as providing 'adequate protection' for personal data under the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, in a decision issued on 23 August 2012 - almost two years after the EU…more
| Privacy

Europe: EESC Opinion highlights the need to ‘improve’ proposed EU regulation

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) published - on 31 July 2012 - its Opinion on the data protection reform proposed by the EU Commission in January 2012. Although the EESC welcomed the general direction taken by…more
| Privacy

ENISA calls for national and EU legislation on privacy in smart grids

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) published - on 10 July 2012 - a study on Smart Grids Security (the Study), which calls on 'the European Commission (EC) and Member States'(MS) competent authorities…more
| Energy & Utilities, Science, Computers, & Technology, Privacy

Europe: WP29’s BSPR document a ‘massive contribution’ to global data protection

The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) adopted – on 6 June 2012 – a Working Document 02/2012 (WP195), which describes the conditions for Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) for data processors or Binding Safe Processor Rules (BSPRs)…more
| Privacy

Europe: EDPS calls for further legislative action over smart metering

Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), released - on 8 June 2012 - his opinion on the European Commission's Recommendation on the deployment of smart metering systems. The Recommendation, issued on 9…more
| Energy & Utilities, Science, Computers, & Technology, Privacy

International Cloud computing guide should become ‘minimum benchmark‘

The International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications issued - on 24 April 2012 - a 'Working Paper on Cloud Computing - Privacy and data protection issues' (the Guide), which specifically examines the…more
| International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Finland: DPA launches tool for companies to demonstrate accountability

The Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman (DPO) released - on 24 April 2012 - an accountability tool entitled the 'Data Balance Sheet' (DBS) which aims to help companies and public bodies assess their data processing practices…more
| Privacy

Canada: Accountability guide ‘takes data protection from policy to practice’

The Canadian Federal, British Columbia and Alberta Privacy Commissioners released - on 17 April 2012 - accountability guidance for the private sector entitled 'Getting Accountability Right with a Privacy Management Program',…more
| Privacy

EU seeks right privacy trade-off for Internet of Things

The EU Commission launched - on 12 April 2012 - a consultation on wirelessly connected devices (the 'Internet of Things') seeking comments on privacy and information security issues, among others. The Commission aims to 'unleash…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology, Privacy
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