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6 June 2012 at 9:52am
In a speech on European Data Protection Day last week, the European Commissioner for the Information Society, Viviane Reding, suggested areas that might be addressed in the forthcoming revision of the Data Protection Directive: We need to clarify the application of some key rules and principles (such as consent and transparency) in practice;
6 June 2012 at 9:51am
I was interested to see both "Shibboleth" and "Athens" being mentioned in a consultation on extending the educational use exemption for re-playing recordings of broadcast programmes, sound recordings and films. At the moment sections 35 & 36 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 permit recordings to be re-played as part of teaching in an educational establishment provided they “cannot be received by any person situated outside the premises of that establishment”.
6 June 2012 at 9:48am
The Article 29 Working Party is the group of all the national data protection regulators in Europe, who jointly publish opinions and commentary on law and practice in the area of data protection. Their response to the Commission's consultation on modernising the Data Protection Directive has now been published.
6 June 2012 at 9:47am
The Commission have been running a consultation for several months to inform a possible revision of the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), which is now fifteen years old and starting to creak under the strain of new ways of doing business.
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