LAST WEEK IN PRIVACY & DATA PROTECTION

The Last Week in Privacy & Data Protection is a weekly newsletter provided to you by Data Privacy Recruitment Ltd.In it we gather the most important, business relevant, and generally interesting news articles, court judgments, and professional opinions related to privacy and data protection.

33rd Weekly Newsletter -> 18–24 February 2017

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ECHR Rules That Journalists Must be Cautious When Reporting on Private Lives of Celebrities

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled last week that journalists must exercise prudence and caution when reporting on private lives of celebrities. The ruling follows a complaint made by a Mexican pop singer Paulina Rubio. Her former manager participated in a number of TV interviews in 2005 on three television programs in Spain and discussed various details of the singer’s personal life, including her sexual orientation and her allegedly stormy relationship with her boyfriend.

A Spanish court rejected Rubio’s claims that her reputation and private life had been harmed. The ECHR disagreed with the Spanish decision and unanimously agreed with Rubio that the alleged conduct constituted a violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which protects individuals’ right to respect for private and family life.

Read more HERE

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Article 29 Working Party Issues Two New Privacy Shield Documents

The Article 29 Working Party (A29WP) has released two documents that are related to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement. The first one deals with rules of procedure for the Informal Panel of EU DPAs. The Panel provides guidance for handling complaints filed under the Privacy Shield and is competent to provide binding advice to US organisations about the handling of personal information that has been transferred from the EU to the U.S. under Privacy Shield.

The second document is a form for submitting commercial-related complaints to EU Data Protection Authorities. The use of this form is not obligatory but the document requests all of the necessary data for completing a request.

Read more HERE

Read the Complaint Form HERE

Read the Rules of Procedure HERE

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UK ICO Raided a House as Part of an Investigation

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) executed a search warrant at a property in London as part of an investigation into the illegal access of customer details from a nationwide car repair company — Nationwide Accident Repairs Services (NARS). The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which carried out the search, believes people’s information was unlawfully traded and could be linked to some of them receiving nuisance calls. The ICO’s investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Read more HERE

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Compiled by Jernej Mavrič, email: jm@dp-recruitment.com

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