Germany - July 23 2009 On July 3, 2009, the German Federal Parliament passed comprehensive amendments to the Federal Data Protection Act (the "Federal Act").
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.
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.
Spain - June 4 2009 On May 13, 2009, the Spanish Data Protection Authority (AEPD) issued extensive guidance with online privacy and security recommendations.
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 95/46/EC).