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New safe harbor guidance from UK ICO

The UK ICO issues interim safe harbor guidance Most of us are simply sitting back, hoping that the storm will blow over and waiting for the ‘powers that be’ to get their collective acts together and sort this all out. Does the new safe harbor guidance support this strategy? It’s certainly one that many, in our experience, have adopted, despite the clear …

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EU-US Privacy Shield update. What does Privacy Shield mean for my business?

EU-US Privacy Shield What’s happened, and what does it mean for my business? So, Safe Harbor 2.0 has arrived and it’s called the EU-US Privacy Shield. I suspect that it will be regularly shortened to the Privacy Shield, Shield or #privacyshield! Every thing’s back to normal then?  ‘Marketers can reinstate transfers of data between the EU and the US’? [ED: like we ever …

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Safe Harbor, data transfers, get up to speed!

Having to get up to speed fast? If, like many of us, you have just been tasked with quantifying your corporate risk position with regard overseas data transfers, you may be trying to get-up-to-speed on the safe harbor ruling fast! Here’s a one stop post YOU CAN KEEP COMING BACK TO, to stay up-to-date. Latest News! Nov 12th, 2015: EU Commission Fact sheet …

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Website copyright breach leads to £6,300 fine

Copyright infringement leads to £6,300 award ‘Heads-up’ for Marketers and web agencies. If you ‘borrow’ someone else’s images without their permission, the fines can grow quickly, particularly when the law takes in to account ‘additional’ damages which can far outweigh any ‘compensatory’ damages. In a recent case tried by Judge Hacon in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, two loft conversion companies …

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EDPS Giovanni Buttarelli speaks on Safe Harbor

Giovanni Buttarelli on Safe Harbour and what next? European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Giovanni Buttarelli was speaking yesterday (20.10.15) as ‘keynote’ on a DataGuidance webinar. Here are some of the key messages that I picked up which will help you navigate your way to compliance. Who’s going to sort this mess out? Buttarelli said that all EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are …

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Safe Harbor: choices and solutions.

Safe Harbor: Storm in a teacup OR tropical revolving storm! Potted history: Maximillian is an Austrian Facebook user who reads the Snowden revelations and decides he’s not happy about his personal details transferring to the US via Facebook Ireland. He complains to the Irish Information Commissioner about US Gov having access to his personal stuff. The Irish ICO says ‘wooa, too …

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How not to run a competition – ASA Code

The dangers of not thinking through your competitions For all the delegates that have been through our ‘Must Know Law’ course, here’s an ASA Code ruling from 7th October 2015 reminding us of the dangers of not thinking through the competition process carefully enough. When Travel Republic Ltd. extended the closing date of their competition by a week, one ‘comper’ …

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New data protection regulation gets an App!

The European Data Protection Regulation gets (EDPS) smartphone App The new General Data Protection Regulation gets a smartphone App to help you understand the proposed changes. To be fair, this one really is for the privacy professionals rather than most of our clients, but I do know some you are almost as fanatical as me. You know who you are. What has …

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Online medicine sales – Law says register and display Logo!

HEADLINE: From July 1st, 2015 online medicine sales to the public must be registered with MHRA and display an EU common logo on every page of the website offering medicines for sale. The basic message for online medicine sales is spelled out on the MHRA website, and states.. If you are based in the UK and offer medicines for sale to …

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Regulator targets OBA and ‘sensitive’ data

Overview Here’s another post to help digital marketers stay out of the cross-hairs. Canada’s Privacy Regulator, The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), has released a report this month (June 2015) highlighting the problems of developing advertising targets based on web browsing activity i.e. On line Behavioural Advertising (OBA). In particular, it highlights the use of sensitive personal …