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£3m project seeks to define privacy for EC

European policy-makers want to nail down the terms 'privacy' and 'security' to help formulate future legislation, and have given a group of researchers more than €3m to conduct a project to gauge European attitudes to the concepts.The Prisms project, which quietly launched on 1 February, was announced on Thursday by German research body the Fraunhofer Institute.

March 23, 2012 by

EC drops UK Phorm infringement case

The European Commission has dropped a privacy infringement case against the UK government over BT trials of Phorm behavioural advertising.The government avoided Commission legal action by changing UK privacy legislation, the Commission said in a statement on Thursday.

January 27, 2012 by

Draft e-health Bill tough on privacy

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon has today aired the exposure draft of the legislation behind the government's personally controlled e-health records (PCEHR) project, while outlining tough penalties for those found in breach of the proposed privacy provisions.

September 29, 2011 by

Digging into Australians' right to privacy

Following on from its move to fast track the issue of whether Australians should have a statutory right to privacy, the Minister for Privacy and Freedom of Information Brendan O'Connor today released an issues paper to discuss proposed legislation on the topic.

September 22, 2011 by

Privacy commissioner pushes for powers

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has said that proposed changes to privacy legislation will provide him with greater powers to force organisations to do something about their security in the wake of data breaches, but in the meantime he still has his hands tied.

July 26, 2011 by

Copyright crackdown delayed by judicial review

The implementation of the Digital Economy Act, a piece of legislation designed in part to crack down on unlawful file-sharing, is being severely delayed by a judicial review.The High Court review is being carried out at the behest of BT and TalkTalk, who say the Act falls foul of EU laws on privacy and ISP obligations.

March 29, 2011 by

Privacy groups want Congressional action on behavioral ads

Privacy and consumer groups have had enough with Internet companies' promises of self-regulation and want Congress to pass legislation to protect privacy. The coalition - including the Center for Digital Democracy, Consumers Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and U.S. Public Interest Research Group - offered some 13 pages of proposed changes.

September 1, 2009 by

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