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Clear and universal – the right to privacy at the 120th Session of the Human Rights Committee

What do Honduras, Pakistan, and Switzerland have in common? They all happened to be under the scrutiny of the UN Human Rights Committee, which found the countries’ human rights record wanting in many respects, including the scope of their surveillance legislation.

Source: Clear and universal – the right to privacy at the 120th Session of the Human Rights Committee | Privacy International

EU privacy watchdog: Privacy shield should be temporary

European privacy watchdogs have received “a few” complaints about the privacy shield data transfer agreement with the United States since it was brokered one year ago, the EU’s top privacy advocate said in an interview.

Source: EU privacy watchdog: Privacy shield should be temporary – EURACTIV.com

64 member GPEN intensifies work on international enforcement

The Data Protection Authorities’ Global Privacy Enforcement Network, GPEN, has increased its information exchange by way of conference calls. The network, which at the end of 2016 consisted of 64 privacy enforcement authorities in 47 jurisdictions around the world, organised ten Atlantic teleconferences and nine Pacific teleconferences during 2016.

Source: 64 member GPEN intensifies work on international enforcement – Privacy Laws & Business

CNIL issues first fine for data protection violations

French regulator CNIL has issued its first fine for violations of data protection laws, since it was given the power in the Digital Republic law passed last November. Previously it could only issue verbal warnings. Car rental firm Hertz was fined EUR 40,000 for exposing personal data of members of its discount programme on its website.

Source: Cnil issues first fine for data protection violations – Telecompaper

Why real estate agents should think about the privacy implications of the smart home

With Roomba’s new data mapping feature flooding the news, it’s worth discussing the implications of the growing smart home ecosystem and its effect on real estate and new homeownership.

Source: Why real estate agents should think about the privacy implications of the smart home

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

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