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.

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CJEU Rules on the use of the Right to be Forgotten for Company Registers

Last week the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on whether the right to be forgotten (RTBF) should be applied to a register of companies. In the Manni judgement the CJEU held that the RTBF could not be generally applied to a company register. But it has to be pointed out that the CJEU did not entirely exclude the possibility that there might be specific situations where overriding and legitimate reasons might be present which would justify limited access to personal data entered in the register. Such limitations could only occur “exceptionally” and “upon expiry of a sufficiently long period after the dissolution of the company in question.”

Read more HERE

Read the CJEU Judgement HERE

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UK ICO Issues a £270,000 Fine for 22 Million Nuisance Calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined £270,000 Basingstoke-based Road Accident Consult, trading as Media Tactics. The company was using automated marketing calls playing a recorded message. The recorded messages related to a variety of subjects including PPI, personal injury claims and debt management. Such calls can only be made to people who have specifically agreed to receiving such calls, but because this was not the case the ICO had to impose sanctions.

Read more HERE

Read the Penalty Notice HERE

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EFF Issued Guidance to Travellers Coming to the U.S.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation released a guide to help travellers protect their digital information when traveling across borders. The document titled “Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border” helps travellers perform a risk assessment by evaluating personal details such as immigration status and travel history. The EFF created the guidelines because “Border agents have more power than police officers normally do, and people crossing the border have less privacy than they usually expect,…”.

Read more HERE

Read the Document HERE

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Bavarian DPA Publishes its 7th Activity Report

In accordance with the German law the Bavarian Data Protection Authority has released its 7th activity report covering happenings and initiatives from 2015 and 2016. Some of the interesting parts of the report are the DPA’s moves to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation, its work relating to cybercrime, and its observation of a noticeable increase in consumer privacy complaints.

Read more HERE

Read the Report HERE (in German)

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

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