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German DPAs publish comprehensive FAQs on statutory data breach notification requirement
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • May 31 2011

The German Data Protection Authorities of Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia have issued a paper containing Frequently Asked Questions about the German statutory data breach notification requirement that went into effect on September 1, 2009


Italian DPA increases fines for breaches of telephone database compliance
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Italy
  • April 28 2009

On March 18, 2009, the Italian DPA (The Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali) announced measures designed to increase potential fines from a previous maximum of 30,000 to 300,000 for the most serious offences where companies violate telemarketing rules on access to telephone databases


French DPA fines company for non-compliance with data protection regulations
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • France
  • April 28 2009

On March 27, 2009, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) issued a press release regarding a 30,000 fine imposed on “Centre E.Leclerc” supermarket stores in 2008 (Délibération no. 2008-187 du 3 juillet 2008) for violation of the French Data Protection Act


German court rules on data retention and submits questions to ECJ
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 28 2009

On March 16, 2009, the German Administrative Court of Wiesbaden published a February court decision (Az. 6 K 104508 WI) requesting the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to assess the compatibility of the Data Retention Directive (Directive 200624) regarding the retention of telephone and Internet data with basic constitutional rights


Privacy guidelines for behavioral advertising issued
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2009

On March 4, 2009, the UK’s Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) launched a self-regulatory set of guidelines for online behavioral companies (Good Practice Principles for Online Behavioural Advertising


Finnish Parliament approves snooping law
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Finland
  • April 28 2009

On March 4, 2009, after months of consultation, the Finnish Parliament approved a controversial new piece of legislation (Legislation No. 126) that allows employers to track their employees’ Internet use


Portuguese DPA issues guidance on protecting credit-scoring data
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Portugal
  • April 28 2009

On March 9, 2009, the Portuguese Data Protection Commission (CNPD) issued public guidance (Decision no. 15609) on personal data processing for companies providing credit-scoring data


Article 29 Working Party investigates telecoms and ISPs' data retention practices
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union
  • April 28 2009

On March 17, 2009, the Article 29 Working Party issued a press release regarding its upcoming investigation concerning the compliance of telecom service providers and ISPs with their national obligations under data retention legislation (based on the e-Privacy Directive 200258EC and the Data Retention Directive 200624 EC


ICO cracks down on misleading small print
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2009

On February 12, 2009, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued a press release calling for an overhaul of privacy and marketing small print, citing a recent survey conducted by the ICO that revealed that half the respondents did not understand what they were signing up for when completing online and paper forms


French DPA issues report on online advertising
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • France
  • April 28 2009

On March 26, 2009, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) issued a report on online advertising (La publicité ciblée en ligne) that was adopted during its plenary session on February 5, 2009