• Japan on Its Way to Data Protection Adequacy?

    … issued such decisions for Andorra, Argentina, Canada (commercial organizations), Faeroe Islands, Guernsey, Israel, Isle of Man, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland and Uruguay. Now, the EU Commission may include Japan in its Adequacy Decision. On May 30, 2017, the new Japanese Act on Protection of Personal Information (APPI) has entered into force…

    Wiebke Kummer/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 85 Leser -
  • Your Heart Rate Data Can Land You in Jail

    … This so happened in Ohio last fall, when a man was convicted of aggravated arson and insurance fraud based on evidence provided by the data from his cardiac pacemaker. A man, whose house had burnt down, was investigated against after traces of fire accelerant had been found by the police. The suspect claimed that he was woken by a fire in his…

    Wiebke Kummer/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 70 Leser -
  • Personal Data in China. A Step towards Protection.

    … Currently, there is no specific data protection law in China; rules relating to personal data protection are found in different laws and regulations. Some weeks ago, on 1 June 2017, the new Cybersecurity Law entered into force. We already wrote about it here. Recently, a new draft of a Standard called “Information security techniques – personal…

    Dr. Evgeniia Volokitina/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 36 Leser -
  • The Data Protection Officer in Europe

    … The EU Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of personal data (GDPR) repealing Directive 95/46/EC focusses, among the others, on a particular topic that will be governed by new specific and more consistent rules: the Data Protection Officer (DPO). This figure is already well known to European companies and institutions, but the GDPR finally…

    Francesca Romana Di Costanzo/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 39 Leser -

  • Data protection impact assesment (DPIA)

    … The most recent document provided by 29 WP published guidelines for further comprehension on when and how to conduct a DPIA. The main goal of a DPIA is to: “describe the processing, assess the necessity and proportionality of a processing and to help manage the risks to the rights and freedoms of natural persons resulting from the processing…

    Lyz Veronica Llamas/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 49 Leser -
  • Mark Zuckerberg is hitting Snapchat hard – enter WhatsApp Status

    … stories and lenses (selfie filters). Snapchat rejected Zuckerberg’s offer but he is hitting back. In the final quarter of 2016, Instagram launched a new feature “Instagram Stories” which has disappearing story reel characteristics, just like Snapchat. Zuckerberg has not stopped there, it was announced on 20 February through a blog post by WhatsApp’s…

    Mosa Thekiso/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 47 Leser -
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