EUGeneral Data Protection Regulation Discussion BroadcastThe Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor and the Rapporteur for the Data Protection Regulation have discussed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They noted that the timeline that had been set for the end of 2015 was nearing, but there was optimism that there could be political agreement in this time. There are still some core compromises needed: for example, in relation to the requirement for a mandatory data protection officer, the question of consent and other grounds for processing data (in particular legitimate interests for processing), but the position is moving toward a consensus. All parties foresee that the implementation period will be two years once the regulation is finalised.EU Agency for Fundamental Rights Report on SurveillanceThe EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published its report focussing on the legal framework governing surveillance by intelligence powers. The report also … [Read more...] about EU Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 23 November 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR 1 Dis. - UMNO memahami mengapa MCA tidak menjemput komponen lain dalam Barisan Nasional (BN) ke Perhimpunan Agung Tahunan parti itu pada hujung minggu ini, kerana percaya MCA tidak mahu gangguan dalam membuat keputusan sama ada mahu kekal dalam BN atau sebaliknya. Naib Presiden UMNO, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob berkata, MCA sebelum ini telah menyatakan parti itu mahu mendapatkan persetujuan para perwakilannya dalam perhimpunan tersebut dan kehadiran pemimpin komponen BN yang lain boleh mempengaruhi keputusan yang dibuat. Beliau pada masa sama berkata, UMNO akan menerima apa sahaja keputusan MCA seandainya langkah yang diambil itu dapat menguatkan kembali parti Cina tersebut. “Dalam Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Tertinggi BN sebelum ini, kita sudah menyatakan tiada halangan kepada mereka untuk keluar jika merasakan keputusan itu dapat mengembalikan sokongan orang Cina kepada mereka. “Maka jawapan MCA pada waktu itu mereka mahu hal berkenaan diputuskan para … [Read more...] about UMNO faham kenapa MCA tidak jemput parti komponen
PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 November 2017 Emma Bartholomew A view of Hackney looking towards the town hall in Mare Street. Hackney Council is consulting on increases to council tax. Picture: Melissa Page Archant Hackney Council has seen a backlash within the Labour Party over plans to increase council tax contributions for some of the borough’s poorest people. Mayor of Hackney Phil Glanville: 'Council tax changes not an easy decision.' Picture: Gary Manhine/Hackney Council The council is consulting on whether to change its council tax reduction scheme, which it says has become “too costly to administer” at £25.5 million a year for its 32,000 recipients. The proposal is to reduce the 85pc reduction for working age residents by 5pc by April. The contribution of a single parent with four children at school living on jobseekers’ allowance and child tax credits, living in a band E property, could rise from £3.50 to £6.43 a week, for example. And a … [Read more...] about Scrap plans to cut council tax benefit, Labour Party tells Hackney Council as consultation draws to a close
They’re headed for the exits in Congress, 60 lawmakers in all, deciding they’ve had enough and opting to quit rather than run again in November.Some — like Minnesota's Democratic Sen. Al Franken, Michigan's Democratic Rep. John Conyers Jr. and Arizona's Republican Rep. Trent Franks — were chased out by sexual harassment charges.Others, like GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, wished to spare themselves what looked to be uphill reelection fights.Many more are leaving the House to advance their careers, running for Senate or seeking the governor’s office back home.Historically, it’s proved easier to win an open seat than oust an incumbent, which heartens Democrats vying to seize control of the House. Faced with an unusually high number of retirements, Republicans will be defending far more open seats in November than Democrats, who need a gain of 23 to take over.The GOP is in better shape in the Senate, where Democrats need to pick up just two seats for … [Read more...] about Does a rash of GOP retirements portend a Democratic wave in November?
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) announces the 2018 budget blueprint during a press conference on Capitol Hill. Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters The Indiana Republican primary race features three candidates aiming to defeat the Democratic incumbent with images and tactics similar to President Donald Trump, whose campaign prominently featured him as an aggressive, outsider businessman. These candidates highlight a shift in the Republican Party embracing more populist, nativist and protectionist policies. Primaries and November’s election results will indicate whether "Trumpism" remains a dominant force in the Republican Party heading into the 2020 presidential election. INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (Reuters) - Mike Braun, an Indiana businessman turned politician, rails against Washington, says he speaks for disaffected voters, and uses his personal wealth to help finance his bid for public office. Any similarity to President Donald Trump is entirely intentional. Braun, who owns a … [Read more...] about ‘Mini-Trump’ candidates in GOP primaries reveal a shift in the Republican Party