Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Right of privacy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: United States: Florida Act on Education Data Privacy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403997_text Data protection; Education; Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403997_text Global Legal Monitor: Court of Justice of the European Union: Data Retention Directive Held Invalid http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403983_text Human rights; Information technology; Judiciary; Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403983_text Global Legal Monitor: Court of Justice of the European Union: Decision Upholds Right to Have Personal Data Erased http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403984_text Human rights; Right of privacy; Telecommunications; Judiciary - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403984_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: New Internet Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403949_text Data protection; Internet; Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403949_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Data Retention No Longer Required of Telecom Companies http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403938_text Data protection; Right of privacy; Telecommunications - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403938_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Parliament Endorses Stricter Rules on Personal Data Protection http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403911_text Crime and law enforcement; Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403911_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: New Privacy Law Comes into Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403906_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403906_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Antwerp Attorney-General Calls for Comprehensive DNA Database http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403775_text Civil rights and liberties; Criminal procedure; Evidence; Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403775_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Conviction Obtained Under New Law Banning Intrusive Photography http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403761_text Crime and law enforcement; Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403761_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: New Privacy Protection Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403747_text Civil procedure; Freedom of information; Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403747_text Global Legal Monitor: Germany: Disclosure of Sperm Donor http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403665_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403665_text Global Legal Monitor: Court of Justice of the European Union; European Union: "Right to Be Forgotten" at Stake http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403625_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403625_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Social Media and Naming Rape Victims http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403152_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403152_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Data Protection Act Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403124_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403124_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Proposed Changes to Data Protection Act http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403119_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403119_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Law on Identity Protection http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403078_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403078_text Global Legal Monitor: Hungary: Disputed Data Protection Law Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403076_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403076_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Proposal to Outlaw Use of Smartphones to Take Compromising Pictures http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403016_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403016_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Health Records Proposal Leads to Controversy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402995_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402995_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe: Public Persons and the Right to Privacy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402987_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402987_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Court Enjoins Florida Law Requiring Welfare Recipients to Take Drug Tests http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402878_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402878_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prohibition on Publishing Photos of Injured or Deceased http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402640_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402640_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Controversial Bill to Give Tax Authorities Full Access to Electronically Stored Company Data http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402373_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402373_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Concerns Raised for Passenger Data Privacy Under Proposed E-Ticket Transport System http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402345_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402345_text Global Legal Monitor: APEC: Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement Gains Two New Signatories http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402213_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402213_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: Guidance on CCTV Surveillance Published http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402151_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402151_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: First Comprehensive Data Protection Bill Passed by House http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401926_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401926_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; United States: Interim Agreement on SWIFT Bank Data Voted Down by European Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401869_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401869_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Interim Agreement on SWIFT Bank Data Voted Down by European Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401870_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401870_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Court Test of Fingerprint Database Legality http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401834_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, It was reported on February 18, 2010, that a Dutch court may soon hear the appeal of Aaron Boudewijn, a law student at the University of Utrecht, against a municipal government decision to deny him a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401834_text Global Legal Monitor: Malawi: New Law Allows Unlimited Police Search http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401723_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, It was reported on February 18, 2010, that a Dutch court may soon hear the appeal of Aaron Boudewijn, a law student at the University of Utrecht, against a municipal government decision to deny him a On December 2, 2008, the Malawi National Assembly passed a police bill that empowers the police to conduct searches without warrants, as long as they make a "recording of the exercise." (MISA, Malawi Communiqu;: Parliament Passes... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401723_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Federal Government to Reform Privacy Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401640_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, It was reported on February 18, 2010, that a Dutch court may soon hear the appeal of Aaron Boudewijn, a law student at the University of Utrecht, against a municipal government decision to deny him a On December 2, 2008, the Malawi National Assembly passed a police bill that empowers the police to conduct searches without warrants, as long as they make a "recording of the exercise." (MISA, Malawi Communiqu;: Parliament Passes On October 14, 2009, the Australian Federal Government released the first part of its response to a major review of Australia's privacy laws that was undertaken by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). (Enhancing National Privacy... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401640_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Centralized Fingerprint Database for Passports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401602_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, It was reported on February 18, 2010, that a Dutch court may soon hear the appeal of Aaron Boudewijn, a law student at the University of Utrecht, against a municipal government decision to deny him a On December 2, 2008, the Malawi National Assembly passed a police bill that empowers the police to conduct searches without warrants, as long as they make a "recording of the exercise." (MISA, Malawi Communiqu;: Parliament Passes On October 14, 2009, the Australian Federal Government released the first part of its response to a major review of Australia's privacy laws that was undertaken by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). (Enhancing National Privacy It was reported on September 18, 2009, that the Dutch government will store in one database the fingerprints required of citizens in applying for a new passport, a measure that goes beyond current European Union requirements.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401602_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Appeals Court Sets Limits on Government Access to Private Electronic Records http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401555_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, It was reported on February 18, 2010, that a Dutch court may soon hear the appeal of Aaron Boudewijn, a law student at the University of Utrecht, against a municipal government decision to deny him a On December 2, 2008, the Malawi National Assembly passed a police bill that empowers the police to conduct searches without warrants, as long as they make a "recording of the exercise." (MISA, Malawi Communiqu;: Parliament Passes On October 14, 2009, the Australian Federal Government released the first part of its response to a major review of Australia's privacy laws that was undertaken by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). (Enhancing National Privacy It was reported on September 18, 2009, that the Dutch government will store in one database the fingerprints required of citizens in applying for a new passport, a measure that goes beyond current European Union requirements. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401555_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Inmate Lacked Constitutional Privacy Protections to Suppress Incriminating Statement in Letter Seized by Authorities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401497_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, It was reported on February 18, 2010, that a Dutch court may soon hear the appeal of Aaron Boudewijn, a law student at the University of Utrecht, against a municipal government decision to deny him a On December 2, 2008, the Malawi National Assembly passed a police bill that empowers the police to conduct searches without warrants, as long as they make a "recording of the exercise." (MISA, Malawi Communiqu;: Parliament Passes On October 14, 2009, the Australian Federal Government released the first part of its response to a major review of Australia's privacy laws that was undertaken by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). (Enhancing National Privacy It was reported on September 18, 2009, that the Dutch government will store in one database the fingerprints required of citizens in applying for a new passport, a measure that goes beyond current European Union requirements. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401497_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Blogger Loses Battle in Right to Privacy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401373_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, It was reported on February 18, 2010, that a Dutch court may soon hear the appeal of Aaron Boudewijn, a law student at the University of Utrecht, against a municipal government decision to deny him a On December 2, 2008, the Malawi National Assembly passed a police bill that empowers the police to conduct searches without warrants, as long as they make a "recording of the exercise." (MISA, Malawi Communiqu;: Parliament Passes On October 14, 2009, the Australian Federal Government released the first part of its response to a major review of Australia's privacy laws that was undertaken by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). (Enhancing National Privacy It was reported on September 18, 2009, that the Dutch government will store in one database the fingerprints required of citizens in applying for a new passport, a measure that goes beyond current European Union requirements. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating In one of the first cases in the United Kingdom to test Internet confidentiality rights, a police blogger, known under the moniker "NightJack," recently lost his bid to obtain an injunction to protect his anonymity. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401373_text Global Legal Monitor: Greece: Use of Cameras During Demonstrations Allowed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540102_text Right of privacy - On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment in a case involving a Spanish national and Google Inc., in which it upheld the request of the Spanish On April 24, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 12,965, which establishes principles, guarantees, rights, and obligations for the use of the Internet in the country. (Lei No. 12.965, de 23 de Abril de 2014, PLANALTO.)BasisThe Following the April 8, 2014, verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Data Retention Directive, the Swedish oversight authority Post-och Telestyrelsen (PTS) announced on April 10, 2014, that it will On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted on a first reading of a major reform of European Union legislation on personal data protection, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2012. The proposal On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a bill passed in 2012 came into effect in Australia. (Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Yves Li;geois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be In May 2013 the Swedish government enacted a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code by outlawing filming or taking photos in secret and making the crime punishable with up to two years in On October 1, 2013, amendments to Russia's Civil Code aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals entered into force. (Federal Law of the Russian Federation, No. 142 FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amending On February 6, 2013, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm held that a child has the right to obtain information on the identity of the anonymous sperm donor through whom the child was conceived (Oberlandesgericht Hamm, The June 25, 2013, opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, in which he held that Internet service providers are not required to delete personal data in the absence of a legal provision It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of On February 9, 2012, amendments to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act came into force. (Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial Translation), Institute for Information Law (updated Dec. 15, 2005); Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (July 6, On April 11, 2012, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice sent to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) a proposed amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Although the law was adopted in May 2010, it has not yet Law 2012-410 of March 27, 2012, on Identity Protection was published in France's official gazette of March 28, 2012, without several of its original provisions. (Loi nanddeg; 2012-410 du 27 mars 2012 relative andagrave; la On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On February 29, 2012, the Swedish government made public draft legislation to outlaw the use of camera-equipped smartphones to take compromising pictures of people without their knowledge. The measure takes aim at cases of "modern-day Peeping A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy of another person without his consent. It lists various activities The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, It was reported on February 18, 2010, that a Dutch court may soon hear the appeal of Aaron Boudewijn, a law student at the University of Utrecht, against a municipal government decision to deny him a On December 2, 2008, the Malawi National Assembly passed a police bill that empowers the police to conduct searches without warrants, as long as they make a "recording of the exercise." (MISA, Malawi Communiqu;: Parliament Passes On October 14, 2009, the Australian Federal Government released the first part of its response to a major review of Australia's privacy laws that was undertaken by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). (Enhancing National Privacy It was reported on September 18, 2009, that the Dutch government will store in one database the fingerprints required of citizens in applying for a new passport, a measure that goes beyond current European Union requirements. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating In one of the first cases in the United Kingdom to test Internet confidentiality rights, a police blogger, known under the moniker "NightJack," recently lost his bid to obtain an injunction to protect his anonymity. The During the 2004 Olympic Games, the Greek government spent close to 250 million (about US$359 million) to ensure the safety of athletes and spectators and the smooth operation of the games. Part of those funds was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. 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