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29 Apr 2014

Data Protection Officer: International Perspective

The European Union had recently reached an important milestone in its reform of data protection law. The European Parliament had voted in favor of the Proposal of Data Protection Regulation (find full text here). The Regulation introduces
28 Apr 2014

Data & It Law Week, vol. 18: Smartphones and data protection, independence of data protection officer or legitimate interests interpretation

Overview of data & it law articles in last 7 days   Smartphones and personal data protection An editorial in NY Times deals with the impact of smartphones on data protection. data & it law had also dealt
10 Apr 2014

Data Retention Directive declared to be invalid

The European Court of Justice has declared the Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly
15 Mar 2014

Data brokers and opting out

An interesting article describing how Julia Angwin decided to opt out from the commercial data brokers. She said: “It wasn’t easy. There is no law requiring data brokers to offer opt-outs. Of the 212 data brokers that
12 Mar 2014

EU Data Protection Reform cemented by Parliament

“The European Parliament today cemented the strong support previously given at committee level to the European Commission’s data protection reform (MEMO/13/923 and MEMO/14/60) by voting in plenary with 621 votes in favour, 10 against and 22 abstentions
28 Feb 2014

Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC

This article gives basic information and links about the Directive governing European data protection law.   Full name: Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals
21 Jan 2014

Big Data for lawyers: the overview of tools

For lawyers, Big Data might offer much more than just a new area of practice. Why not using the principles of Big Data in legal practice? If many other industries use data in their decision-making and practice,