Privacy

6 June 2012 at 11:14am
In dealing with breaches of privacy the Commission’s enthusiasm to protect and reassure Internet users seems to run the risk of having the opposite effect. Article 4(9) of the proposed Regulation defines 'personal data breach' means a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed;
6 June 2012 at 11:14am
Cloud computing, whose whole point is to be independent of geography, does not fit comfortably into current data protection law. The Commission’s new proposal at least shows signs that clouds were a use case that was considered during drafting, so it is more obvious which provisions apply to them. These seem to offer a mixture of carrots and sticks to try to bring clouds within the European data protection regime.
6 June 2012 at 11:13am
The Commission's proposed Data Protection Regulation seems very positive for Incident Response. Indeed Recital 39 explicitly supports the work of Incident Response Teams:
25 June 2015 at 4:25pm
Last week the European Commission published their proposed new Data Protection legislation. This will now be discussed and probably amended by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers before it becomes law, a process that most commentators expect to take at least two years. There's a lot in the proposal so this post will just cover the general themes.
6 June 2012 at 11:10am
The Information Commissioner's updated guidance on cookies contains helpful examples and a useful clarifications on cookies not directly linked to a user service (I'm reassured that the Commissioner seems to be heading for the same categories as I came up with).
6 June 2012 at 11:09am
Statewatch have published what appears to be a leaked draft of Commission ideas for revised data protection legislation.
6 June 2012 at 11:06am
An interesting reminder from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) is supposed to make processing and exchanging personal data easier as well as safer.
6 June 2012 at 11:06am
I've been looking around to see what information other countries' authorities are providing about the new EC cookie regulations.
6 June 2012 at 11:04am
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published an Opinion on the current Network Neutrality discussions, making the interesting point that blocking, filtering and traffic management activities may affect privacy as well as their more obvious impact on access to services.
6 June 2012 at 11:03am
At a meeting of TERENA's CSIRT Task Force last week, I presented an updated version of my paper on Privacy and Incident Response.
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