The Spanish senate approved Wednesday a controversial online data protection law which critics say will allow political parties to target voters with ads based on their internet browsing history. The law was approved in Spain's upper house of parliament with 220 votes in favour and 21 against. It aims to make Spanish law comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force in May. Among other things, the GDPR boosts people's right to be forgotten and guarantee free, easy access to personal data. It also requires businesses to inform people about data breaches that could negatively impact them. But the Spanish law included an amendment which allows political parties to "use personal data obtained from web pages and other publicly accessible sources to carry out political activities" during election campaign periods. The law stipulates that people who do not … [Read more...] about Spain just passed a data protection law that allows ‘party political profiling’
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Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Dr Athira P S August 31, 2018 12:12 pm Change Font Size ‘The Data Protection Bill may be considered as one step in achieving the objective of optimal protection of privacy’ Privacy has been given many definitions and connotations over the ages. In the Indian context, the momentous judgement of the Supreme Court in Justice K. S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) and Anr. vs Union Of India And Ors is a remarkably concrete touchstone upon which developments that deals with privacy may be examined. The judgement affirms that privacy in India is a right that protects interests ‘pertaining to the physical realm and interests pertaining to the mind’. Particularly, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the judgement, an analysis of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, as proposed by the Justice Srikrishna Committee, seems to be relevant. Puttaswamy Judgment & Different Facets Of Privacy Once we … [Read more...] about One Year From Puttaswamy : Data Protection On The Touchstone Of SC Judgment
Danica Kirka, Associated Press Updated 5:00 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 Photo: Matt Dunham, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The founder and CEO of "My Nametags" Lars Andersen, originally from Norway, poses for photographs by a sheet label "weeding machine" at his business premises in London, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Starting Friday, May 25, 2018, My Nametags and most other companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation, which the EU calls the most sweeping change in data protection rules in a generation. less The founder and CEO of "My Nametags" Lars Andersen, originally from Norway, poses for photographs by a sheet label "weeding machine" at his business premises in London, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Starting Friday, ... more Photo: Matt Dunham, AP … [Read more...] about Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect
News / UK and world by Press Association April 25, 2018, 2:46 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The biggest overhaul of data privacy regulation in the history of the internet comes into force one month from today. From May 25 in the EU, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will give regulators greater power to levy large fines on firms who mishandle data, as well as hand users new powers to access and control their data. The new laws also strengthens the jurisdiction of EU regulators, with the new rules applying to all companies and data controllers who handle the data of EU citizens, regardless of where the company itself is based. Technology and internet giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple will also face greater accountability under the laws – which require firms to report any data breaches likely to “risk the rights and freedoms of individuals” within 72 hours of first becoming aware of … [Read more...] about GDPR: New EU data privacy laws just one month away
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced one of his toughest tests yet when he was grilled by 44 senators in Capitol Hill. It came amid questions over how Russia used the social network during the US election of 2016, and how political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica was able to harvest data from 87 million Facebook profiles without most users’ consent. But his job will get harder should the US follow the EU’s lead and install aggressive data protection legislation to empower citizens. … [Read more...] about Could EU’s new data protection law have stopped Cambridge Analytica scandal?