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11 October 2012 at 10:16am
The Defamation Bill arrived in the House of Lords this week. Most of the debate concentrated on how to reform the definition of defamation and the court processes for dealing with it. However Lord McNally (at Column 934) gave a good summary of the twin problems affecting websites that host content provided by third parties:
8 October 2012 at 10:29am
One of the big challenges in designing policies and architectures for federated access management is to reconcile the competing demands that the system must be both “privacy-respecting” and “just work”. For an international access management system to “just work” requires information about users to be passed to service providers, sometimes overseas.
4 October 2012 at 6:52pm
The Information Commissioner has published new Guidance on the Use of Cloud Computing for organisations who are, or are considering, using cloud services to process personal data. The benefits of clouds are recognised: these may include “increased security, reliability and resilience for a potentially lower cost”. However cloud customer organisations may also “encounter risks to data protection that they were previously unaware of”.
27 July 2012 at 2:18pm
Article 15 of the European Ecommerce Directive states that Member States shall not impose a general obligation on providers ... to monitor the information which they transmit or store, nor a general obligation actively to seek facts or circumstances indicating illegal activity.
6 July 2012 at 11:54am
A new Opinion on Cloud Computing from the Article 29 Working Party highlights a number of difficulties in applying current data protection law to the cloud computing model and suggests that changes are needed both to cloud contracts and to European law. The main concerns are over lack of control by the client using the service and lack of information about what the service will involve.
13 August 2012 at 10:59am
The Ministry of Justice have published a summary of the responses to their consultation on European Data Protection proposals. On the issues we raised around Internet Identifiers, Breach Notification and Cloud Computing there seems to be general agreement with our concerns.
2 July 2012 at 2:58pm
The Information Commissioner’s consultation on an Anonymisation Code of Practice is mainly concerned with the exchange or publication of datasets derived from personal data. However it once again highlights the long-standing confusion around the treatment of pseudonyms under Data Protection law.
28 June 2012 at 3:57pm
Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights has asked for evidence on the draft Communications Data Bill, so I’ve sent in a Janet submission pointing out the human rights i
This is Janet’s response to the Ministry of Justice call for evidence on the European Commission’s data protection proposals. The JNT Association, trading as Janet, is the non-profit company limited by guarantee that operates the Janet network connecting education and research organisations in the UK to each other and to the Internet.
This is JANET(UK)’s response to the Ministry of Justice Call for Evidence on the Current Data Protection Legislative Framework. JANET(UK) is the operator of the UK’s publicly-funded National Research and Education Network, JANET, which connects universities, colleges, research organisations and regional schools networks to each other and to the Internet.
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