The Privacy Advisor | Feb 6, 2014
The Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy released this week what it's calling a "recommendation" (as opposed to a "decision") outlining its argument that it has competence to take action against Facebook, despite Facebook's arguments that the Irish Office of the Data Protection Commissioner should have sole competence in the EU. "Essentially, that reasoning boils down to this: All subsidiaries of Facebook, Inc., including Facebook Ireland, are simply extensions of Facebook, Inc., which is therefore the only real data controller. The incorporated entity Facebook Belgium SPRL is based on Belgian soil. Therefore, Facebook, Inc. is a data controller under the commission's purview," Sam Pfeifle writes. Read more
Most of us have had the experience. We’re driving along on a sunny day and a seemingly effortless commute ends in a fender-bender, flat tire or full-scale accident—often with little or no warning. The same is true in the privacy profession—where, without the right tools in place, a privacy issue can come up that your organization is not prepared to handle. This report highlights some of the key takeaways from Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Privacy Officer Kristan Cook's preview web conference for her upcoming session at the Canada Privacy Symposium. Read more
Straits Interactive has introduced the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN’s) first integrated data privacy compliance management platform for local organizations, the Data Protection Management System (DPMS). DPMS is a comprehensive software-as-a-service platform that assists local and regional data protection officers (DPOs) in operationalizing their data privacy activities in a systematic and process-driven manner. Read more
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