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Telecom Italy fined 840,000 euros for marketing calls without consent

The Garante, Italy’s Data Protection Commission, has issued an administrative fine of Euros 840,000 for breaching Italy’s Privacy Code. Telecom Italia had made promotional telephone calls without consent to former customers who had not given permission to receive marketing calls, or had revoked their consent.

Source: Telecom Italy fined 840,000 euros for marketing calls without consent – Privacy Laws & Business

Privacy policies can conflict with personalized learning, but they don’t have to

There does not have to be tension between implementing personalized learning for students and safeguarding those same students’ privacy through data protection policies, says a new report from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE).

The report, “Advancing Personalized Learning through Effective Use and Protection of Student Data,” argues that state policymakers — legislators as well as school boards — can develop laws, regulations and policies that allow effective use of data by schools, teachers, parents and students. But a number of states have instead enacted policies that hamper the use of data that would improve personalized learning programs.

Source: Privacy policies can conflict with personalized learning, but they don’t have to, NASBE finds

WP29 Presidency 2014 – 2018: Track Record 

Over the 4 years, the Working Party was involved in key events and actions such as the CJEU’s Google Spain ruling and operationalizing the right to be forgotten, the invalidation of the Safe Harbor and the adoption of the Privacy Shield, construction to adoption and implementation of the GDPR, key enforcement operations.

Source: WP29 Presidency 2014 – 2018: Track Record | CNIL

Luxembourg DPA approves the BCR of PayPal

The PayPal Group has adopted Binding Corporate Rules, which define its global data protection policy with regard to international transfers of personal data. The purpose of these rules is to ensure that the same level of protection as in the EU is provided to employees and clients of PayPal when their personal data are transferred to entities within the same group located outside of the EU.

Source: The CNPD approves the BCR of PayPal — National Commission for Data Protection // Luxembourg

Challenges ahead for the European Data Protection Board

The retiring Chair of the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, who is the President of France’s CNIL (data protection commission), said that some national DPAs have expressed concern over the slow progress with GDPR adaptation laws.

Source: Challenges ahead for the European Data Protection Board – Privacy Laws & Business

The Guardian view on internet privacy: it’s the psychology, stupid

The ease with which giant databases can be queried and cross-referenced makes privacy vanish on the internet Privacy is necessary for human society to function. The problem is not that the information exists but that it reaches the wrong people.

Source: The Guardian view on internet privacy: it’s the psychology, stupid | Editorial

Andrea Jelinek elected new WP29 chair

The Article 29 Working Party has elected Andrea Jelinek, head of Austria’s data protection authority, as its new chairwoman. Jelinek will replace the CNIL’s Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin as head of Europe’s collective group of data protection authorities, following her four years as chairwoman. The news was announced Wednesday during a WP29 press conference lead by Falque-Pierrotin, together with Jelinek. “We had an election this morning,” Falque-Pierrotin said, “and our Austrian colleague has been elected.

Source: Andrea Jelinek elected new WP29 chair

FTC Issues Annual Data Privacy Report for 2017

On Jan. 18, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its Annual Privacy and Data Security Update. The update is helpful to businesses in that it recaps the efforts and areas of involvement the FTC has targeted in the past year as well as guides data protection strategies for 2018.

Source: Looking Back: The Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Data Privacy Report for 2017

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