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One of Jisc’s activities is to monitor and, where possible, influence regulatory developments that affect us and our customer universities, colleges and schools as operators of large computer networks. Since Janet and its customer networks are classified by Ofcom as private networks, postings here are likely to concentrate on the regulation of those networks.

Postings here are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date they are made, but may well become out of date or unreliable at unpredictable times thereafter. Before taking action that may have legal consequences, you should talk to your own lawyers.

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In what sometimes seems like a polarised debate on the draft Data Protection Regulation, it’s good to see the Article 29 Working Party trying to find the middle ground. The subject of their latest advice note is the contentious topic of profiling, which has been presented both as vital to the operation and development of Internet services and as an extreme violation of privacy.

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Having had my own concerns that the European Commission's draft e-Privacy Regulation might prevent some activities that are needed by security and incident response teams, it's very reassuring to see the Article 29 Working Party recommending an explicit broadening of the scope of permitted Network and Information Security (NIS) activities.

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The Article 29 Working Party has produced new guidance on data processing in the workplace, to account for the very significant changes that have occurred since their previous guidance in 2001. Although the focus is on "employee monitoring", it is likely to be relevant to other situations where an organisation has significant power over those who use its premises and equipment. The guidance considers the requirements under both the Data Protection Directive and, from next year, the GDPR.

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Although its main concern is the more general application of consent to data processing a new Opinion from the Article 29 Working Party also provides the first positive hint I’ve seen from regulators on what they think an acceptable cookie interface might look like. Although this is a helpful development – statements from other regulators have mostly concerned what was not acceptable – their ideas still seem to raise significant technical and legal issues.

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