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Royal Free Undertaking exposes weakness in data protection enforcement regime

The ICO’s enforcement (or lack of enforcement depending on your view) in the Royal Free/DeepMind case has divided the data protection community. The ICO found that the Royal Free had breached four data protection principles, had breached the medical confidentiality of 1.6 million patients but concluded that such a breach warranted an Undertaking.

Source: Royal Free Undertaking exposes weakness in data protection enforcement regime

FTC Launches Series of Blog Posts on “Reasonable Steps” to Protect Consumer Data

On July 21, 2017, the FTC announced its publication of “Stick with Security,” a series of blog posts on reasonable steps that companies should take to protect and secure consumer data. The posts will build on the FTC’s Start with Security Guide for Businesses , and will be based on the FTC’s 60+ law enforcement actions, closed investigations and questions from businesses.

Source: FTC Launches Series of Blog Posts on “Reasonable Steps” to Protect Consumer Data

What CJEU decision on PNR means for Privacy Shield and Brexit?

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union gave its opinion on the proposed agreement between the EU and Canada on the transfer and processing of passenger name record data in Opinion 1-15 . The opinion of the CJEU was that the agreement could not proceed without significant amendment.

Source: CJEU limits transfer of sensitive personal data outside EU; what does that mean for Privacy Shield and Brexit?

Legal boffins poke holes in EU lawmaker’s ePrivacy proposals

The report (PDF), written by five experts from the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam, says that in some cases draft ePrivacy regulation, proposed by European Commission, would reduce the protection offered by the incoming General Data Protection Regulation, which the ePrivacy regulation is meant to complement.

Source: Legal boffins poke holes in EU lawmaker’s ePrivacy proposals • The Register

Business which treat GDPR as a burden will get left behind

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a welcome first step in creating an environment fit for the digital age. Due to come into force in just under a year’s time, this regulation will give consumers the ability to manage who has their data and what they do with it. As individuals, we should be delighted by this.

Source: Business which treat GDPR as a burden will get left behind | City A.M.

Why we keep falling for online phishing scams and downloading viruses

Why do so many of us fall prey to phishing attacks and online scams? We hear warnings about the dangers of opening untrusted files and cautionary tales of the repercussions of falling for nefarious internet hoaxes. And yet, the problem persists.

Source: Why we keep falling for online phishing scams and downloading viruses – Technology & Science – CBC News

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

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