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Google Prepares For Europe’s New Privacy Rules

From search and Gmail to AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick and Analytics, Google says it will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation across all services provided in Europe. The new privacy regulations are scheduled to take effect in 2018.

Source: Google Prepares For Europe’s New Privacy Rules 08/08/2017

Russia’s Telecom supervisors publishes privacy policy recommendations for data operators

On 31 July 2017 Russia’s Federal Service for the Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (‘Roskomnadzor’) published, recommendations for data operators on developing a policy with regard to their personal data processing.

Source: Russia: Privacy policy recommendations “provide additional clarity” for data operators

FTC Posts Second Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Series

On July 28, 2017, the FTC published the second blog post in its “Stick with Security” series. As we previously reported , the FTC will publish an entry every Friday for the next few months focusing on each of the 10 principles outlined in its Start with Security Guide for Businesses.

Source: FTC Posts Second Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Series

The FTC and Industry Propose Best Practices for IoT Security Updates

How do you ensure that an Internet-connected sensor or device—often inexpensive and designed for lifespans of up to 20 years or more—can be secured against not only the intrusions of today but also those of the future? This question has taken on new urgency as low-cost Internet-connected devices are increasingly being co-opted into massive networks, known as “botnets,” that are capable of causing widespread disruption.

Source: The FTC and Industry Propose Best Practices for IoT Security Updates | HL Chronicle of Data Protection

Businesses warned against ‘dressing up’ marketing emails that customers have opted out of

Businesses cannot send marketing emails to customers that have elected to opt out of receiving such messages as part of moves to update their terms and conditions, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.

Source: Businesses warned against ‘dressing up’ marketing emails that customers have opted out of

Belgian DPA publishes recommendation on GDPR record keeping obligation

Belgian Data Protection Authority has published a recommendation on the records of processing activities. It aims to assist controllers and processors in putting in place the records of processing activities as required by article 30 of the GDPR.

Source: Belgian DPA publishes recommendation on GDPR record keeping obligation – Privacy, Security and Information Law Fieldfisher

Belgian DPA publishes recommendation on GDPR record keeping obligation

End of last week, the Belgian Data Protection Authority published a recommendation on the records of processing activities. The full text of the Recommendation is available in French and Dutch on the website of the Privacy Commission.

Source: Belgian DPA publishes recommendation on GDPR record keeping obligation

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