Daniel Solove and Paul M. Schwartz write: We spend a lot of time staying up to date so we can update our casebooks and reference books, so we thought we would share with you some of the interesting news and resources we’re finding. We plan to post a series of posts like this one throughout the year. What […]
Heads up, UK privacy advocates! Svenja O’Donnell and Scott Hamilton report: The U.K. government will introduce anti-terrorism legislation this week requiring Internet companies to provide user data to authorities. The bill, to be published on Nov. 26 and fast-tracked through Parliament so it becomes law before the general election in May […] Under the proposed […]
Marta Dunphy-Moriel and Paula Fernández-Longoria of Bird & Bird have an update that addresses: The Spanish Data Protection Agency issuing a guide on Privacy Impact Assessments The Official Agency of the Official State Gazette (AEBOE) publishing the “Code on the Right to be forgotten;” and Spanish Data Protection Agency Annual Report 2013 You can access […]
Leanne O’Donnell (@MsLods) has a helpful table on the status of data retention in different countries. Her chart includes information on the length of the retention period, what type of authorization is required under their laws to access metadata, and the current status of telecom retention requirements. You can access her chart here.
Dave Maass writes: The National Security Agency isn’t the only agency that’s willing to flout the laws of the land in order to obtain your telephone records. As we’re learning from a case out of New Mexico, local prosecutors may be to willing to ignore rights enshrined in the Constitution for an unfair advantage in […]
Media statement: Earlier this week, the Alberta government tabled Bill 3, the Personal Information Protection Amendment Act, to resolve constitutional issues raised by the Supreme Court of Canada. “I am pleased the government brought these amendments to the legislature quickly as the importance of private sector privacy legislation in Alberta cannot be overstated,” said Information […]
Vincent Matinde reports: The government of Ghana has launched the data protection commission under the data protection Act 2012 (act 843) and has simultaneously unveiled the main website and registration systems to be used to collect and manage data. The launch, under the theme Know your right, protect your information, aims to create awareness for […]