Policy

EU Parliament agrees changes to controversial copyright law

The European Parliament has voted through amendments to the incoming Copyright Directive aimed at shoring up content creators’ rights online, but some observers fear the new rules could censor the internet and place onerous requirements on platform operators.

13 September 2018

UK data protection chief calls for new body to regulate the internet

Elizabeth Denham has said a new body, rather than the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, is needed to oversee regulation of the internet and co-ordinate action by different regulators.

12 September 2018

Identifying "genuine" main establishment key, says Irish enforcer legal chief

The Irish Data Protection Commission’s head of legal has said that companies must be able to demonstrate that their main establishment in the EU plays a genuine decision-making role to benefit from the GDPR’s one-stop-shop concept.

12 September 2018

Singapore privacy watchdog prohibits commercial use of identification numbers

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission has updated its advisory guidelines for local data protection laws to limit the use of national identification numbers by private sector businesses.

11 September 2018

Japan commits to additional safeguards as EU adequacy process begins

The European Commission has launched the adoption of its data protection adequacy agreement with Japan, which involves the latter implementing safeguards for personal data transferred from the EU.

10 September 2018

Lacking bite

Reform may be on the way for Canada’s private sector data privacy landscape, following concerns that its enforcement regime lacks teeth.

06 September 2018

WhatsApp must respond to non-compliance allegations, says India’s Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India has given Whatsapp four weeks to respond to a petition launched by a Delhi-based think tank accusing the messaging app of flouting telecoms legislation.

03 September 2018

AT&T and others call for federal privacy legislation

30 August 2018

California attorney general slams new state privacy law

30 August 2018

EDPB: data protection authorities can help merger review

29 August 2018

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