RAPSI reports that since May, when monitoring began, Russia’s telecom regulator, Roskomnadzor, has identified over 2,500 websites that provide personal data on children in violation of the law. Read more on RAPSI.
Meanwhile, Canada is also seeing a rise in privacy cases, as Arshy Mann reports: With the certification of Evans v. The Bank of Nova Scotia, the newly introduced tort of intrusion upon seclusion has become another weapon in the arsenal for the class action plaintiffs’ bar. But while Evans has gotten the lion’s share of attention, [...]
Catherine Baksi writes: The number of privacy cases fought in UK courts has doubled in the last five years, amid an explosion in the amount of personal data held and shared by government agencies, and retained by businesses. In the year to 31 May 2014, there were 56 cases in the High Court, up from [...]
When Google invited the Australian Privacy Foundation to an “engagement forum,” they probably didn’t anticipate this (great) smackdown.
Monika Kuschewsky and Sebastian Martin of Covington & Burling write: The German Federal Ministry of the Interior recently published its revamped proposal for an “IT Security” Law. A similar proposal had already been adopted by the previous German Government in March last year (see InsidePrivacy, German Government Proposes Cybersecurity Law, March 22, 2014). However, that proposal [...]
Newstalk ZB reports: Cameron Slater is laying a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner over John Key releasing an email which led to the resignation of Judith Collins. An anonymous email was handed to the Prime Minister’s chief of staff last night alleging Ms Collins had undermined the former head of the Serious Fraud Office Adam [...]
Jigger J. Jerusalem reports: A proposed legislation that aims to protect the privacy of individuals may be used by those who violate the law as their form of shield, a media organization said. In a statement posted by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on social media Friday evening, the group expressed [...]