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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LONDON (Reuters) – P&O Cruises has cancelled cruises around Dubai and the Arabian Gulf after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the region. Citing increased tensions, the company said it has cancelled its planned programme in the region from October until at least March next year and all guests be issued a full refund. Last month, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized a British tanker, Stena Impero, near the Strait of Hormuz for alleged marine violations. That came two weeks after Britain seized an Iranian oil tanker near Gibraltar, accusing it of violating sanctions on Syria. “As a British company flying the Red Ensign it is not advisable for us to maintain our planned Dubai and Arabian Gulf programme this winter season,” said Paul Ludlow, P&O Cruises president. “We have therefore taken the unusual step of withdrawing Oceana from the region for the upcoming season.” (Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Guy Faulconbridge) … [Read more...] about P&O Cruises cancels Dubai and Gulf voyages amid Iran tensions
Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom secured the first of two slots in the November election to replace Jerry Brown as California's governor while Republican businessman John Cox was running a strong second on Tuesday night. The race is one of hundreds of contests across the state that could solidify Democratic dominance and reshape the fight for control of the US Congress. Democrats need to gain 23 districts nationally to flip the majority in the House of Representatives. Newsom, the former San Francisco mayor, was the first candidate to announce a bid for governor more than three years ago and was strongly favored for the top slot. He leaned heavily on his decision in 2004 to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in San Francisco, touching off years of debate over gay marriage in California and around the country. With about 1.8 million votes counted he had 34 percent to Cox's 27 percent. … [Read more...] about Democratic lieutenant governor and Trump-backed Republican will face off in California governor’s race in November
THE Viking Sky cruise ship left thousands stranded amid stormy weather in Norway before being able to reach safety. The ship battled 26ft-high waves, but what exactly happened? Here’s what we know. What happened to the Viking Sky cruise ship? The cruise ship was carrying 1,300 people when it sent a mayday signal on March 23, 2019. It suffered an engine failure while on route to Stavanger from Tromso. It drifted towards the west coast of Norway after the engines cut out during stormy weather. Massive 26ft-high waves pounded the ship and furniture was sent flying about liner. Winds reached a speed of 43mph. Water broke window panes and submerged passengers eating lunch. What happened to the passengers? Most of the passengers were British or American tourist. About 20 suffered injuries ranging from cuts to broken limbs. Five helicopters and several rescue ships were called in but had to turn back because of the bad weather. Half of the passengers were airlifted and the rest remained … [Read more...] about Norway cruise ship accident – what happened to the stranded Viking Sky cruise ship?
Jul 25, 1:23 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Kalyan Kumar 07/25/19 AT 1:12 AM An incident involving an elder Florida woman ass-grabbing another female passenger in a cruise boat took a racist turn after the woman blasted the victim’s husband, “go back to the country you came from” when he questioned her for the lewd act.According to the police report, Lisa Anne Matteson allegedly grabbed the victim’s buttocks twice and declared, “Oh, it’s curved and nice” and “I would do you.”The incident happened on Friday afternoon when Spongearama cruise boat was at Anclote River that drains into the Gulf of Mexico.Matteson allegedly pawed the buttocks of the fellow woman traveler repeatedly.Eyewitnesses said Matteson, 58, looked intoxicated,Tarpon Springs police arrested Matteson, a resident of Tampa suburb and released her Saturday after she submitted a $500 bond.Open … [Read more...] about Racist Cruise Ship Rider Gropes Woman: ‘It’s Curved And Nice’