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The Italian Data Protection Authority restricts the monitoring of employees’ internet and email use

The Italian Data Protection Authority (“IDPA”) issued its first decision interpreting the amended Section 4 of the “Workers’ Bill of Rights,” concerning the monitoring of employees’ internet access and e-mail use.

Source: The Italian Data Protection Authority restricts the monitoring of employees’ internet access and e-mail use | Bryan Cave – JDSupra

Data protection fine shows security risks from using open source software cannot be ignored

A six-figure fine issued to a local authority in England for a breach of UK data protection laws should serve as a reminder to all organisations of their need to manage the security risks inherent in using ‘open source’ software, an expert has said.

Source: Data protection fine shows security risks from using open source software cannot be ignored, says expert

Insurers need to re-evaluate risk profile of businesses handling data to account for potential fines under GDPR, says expert

ANALYSIS: Insurers should re-evaluate the risk businesses handling data are exposed to as a result of the major financial penalties that could be imposed under new EU data protection laws.

Source: Insurers need to re-evaluate risk profile of businesses handling data to account for potential fines under GDPR, says expert

Proposed amendments to ePrivacy Regulation are great

The work on ePrivacy continues and enters a hot period. I’m interested in it from the very beginning , I’m also actively involved in these works, also as a stakeholder. The draft proposal with amendments is now public. Being involved in those works, I’m impressed how good suggestions and remarks have actually reached to the reporter’s document.

Source: Proposed amendments to ePrivacy Regulation are great

UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit

“A new law will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data”. This is today’s strong statement by Her Majesty The Queen reflecting the level of priority given by the UK government to privacy and data protection. Aside from the political controversies surrounding the recent general Election and the prospect of Brexit, the Queen has confirmed that during this Parliament the government intends to pass a new Data Protection Act replacing the existing one.

Source: UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit | HL Chronicle of Data Protection

Human rights watchdog seeks details on Ireland surveillance data sharing

Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) – leading human rights watchdog – has asked the Irish government and security agencies to release details of how they share intelligence surveillance with other governments.

Source: Human rights watchdog seeks details on foreign surveillance

Gloucester City Council fined by ICO for leaving personal information vulnerable to attack

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Gloucester City Council £100,000 after a cyber attacker accessed council employees’ sensitive personal information.

Source: Gloucester City Council fined by ICO for leaving personal information vulnerable to attack | ICO

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