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Data Protection Commissioner issues interim breach notification guidance
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Ireland
  • June 4 2009

On April 14, 2009, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner published interim guidelines for private sector organizations, recommending the notification of all data breaches to the Commissioner’s office, "regardless of the amount or quality of the personal data at issue."


ICO issues RAND report on strengths and weaknesses of EU Data Protection Directive
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 4 2009

On May 12, 2009, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office published a study commissioned from RAND Europe, setting out the strengths and weaknesses of the European Data Protection Directive (Directive 9546EC


Commission issues recommendation on RFID, privacy and data protection
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union
  • June 4 2009

On May 12, 2009, the European Commission issued a non-binding recommendation on the implementation of privacy and data protection principles in applications supported by radio-frequency identification (RFID


Spanish DPA issues internet user privacy recommendations
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Spain
  • June 4 2009

On May 13, 2009, the Spanish Data Protection Authority (AEPD) issued extensive guidance with online privacy and security recommendations


Data subjects to be informed of CCTV surveillance use
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Lithuania
  • June 4 2009

On April 17, 2009, the Lithuanian Data Protection Agency (ADA) issued recommendations on video surveillance, specifying that the use of CCTV should be notified by data controllers, irrespective of whether or not the images collected are recorded in a file


New FAQs on binding corporate rules
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union
  • June 4 2009

On April 27, 2009, the Article 29 Working Party issued a new working document (WP 155 rev.04) on frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to binding corporate rules (BCRs


ICO approves companies’ BCRs
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 4 2009

On May 1, 2009, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) authorized the transfer of personal information from the UK by the Accenture and Atmel groups of companies to other entities within their own corporate groups


EC launches infringement proceedings against UK for failure to enforce EU privacy laws
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • June 4 2009

On April 14, 2009, the European Commission (EC) launched infringement proceedings against the UK government by issuing an infringement notice for alleged breaches of EU data protection laws


Prosecutor’s office blocks website access
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Belgium
  • June 4 2009

On April 22, 2009, the Belgian Public Prosecutor ordered 17 Internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to a Dutch website (www.kinderporno.nl) that was disclosing the names and locations of individuals suspected of pedophile crimes


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