Brussels, 24 January - On January 22nd and 23rd, the European Data Protection Authorities, assembled in the European Data Protection Board, met for their sixth plenary session. During the plenary a wide range of topics were discussed. [...]
Source: Dutch Data Protection Authority
The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) imposes a fine of €600.000 upon Uber B.V. and Uber Technologies, Inc (UTI) for violating the Dutch data breach regulation. In 2016 a data breach occurred at the Uber concern in the form of unauthorised access to personal data of customers and drivers. [...]
Source: Dutch Data Protection Authority
Facebook has changed its personal data policy following an investigation by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA). Aleid Wolfsen, the chair of the Dutch DPA said, ‘Ensuring that Facebook complies with the new privacy law is a matter for the EU as a whole. Since Facebook has its headquarters [...]
Source: Dutch Data Protection Authority
Following an investigation by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA), Microsoft has greatly improved the privacy of Windows users. In October 2017 the Dutch DPA concluded that Microsoft was collecting telemetry data from Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro users contradictory to privacy legislation. Microsoft plans to rectify the [...]
Source: Dutch Data Protection Authority
We'velaunched a new way to answer your privacy questions -AskUscanhelp you find out what you want to know about your privacy rights and obligations. AskUs, which can be found on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner website, allows people to access reliable privacy guidance at any time. Its similar to [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner, New Zealand – Media Releases & Statements
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has referred a case to the Director of Human Rights Proceedings after finding Immigration New Zealand breached a migrants privacy by failing to correct his date of birth. The complainant came to New Zealand as a refugee in 2011 from Ethiopia. Through no fault of his [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner, New Zealand – Media Releases & Statements
The Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards, says the NZ Data Futures Partnership is an important step towards a data-driven environment that respects and protects personal information while delivering better value to individuals and organisations. Mr Edwards says the Partnerships four principles of value, inclusion, trust, and control are consistent with privacy [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner, New Zealand – Media Releases & Statements
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards welcomes a ruling by the Human Rights Review Tribunal awarding $25,000 in damages to a young soldier after the telecommunications provider, Orcon, wrongly referred his disputed debt to collection agencies, adversely affecting his credit rating. Mr Edwards says the Tribunals decision means that if there is [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner, New Zealand – Media Releases & Statements