Written by: Emma Thomas

The EU Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) has approved a compromise set of amendments to the EU Data Protection Regulation that moves the Parliament’s position to the left, giving consumers more individual control over their personal information.

Two earlier proposals, from the European Commission and the
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Written by Alec Christie and Reyhaneh Saadati

The Office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner has released its new Guide to Information Security: Reasonable Steps to Protect Personal Information.

The Guide aims to assist Australian businesses and those carrying on business in Australia to “take reasonable steps” to protect the personal
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DLA Piper lawyers had the opportunity to review the European Parliament draft report on the Data Protection Regulation proposal that will be presented by Rapporteur Albrecht to the European Parliament on 10 January 2013. The proposed legislative changes  would impose significant additional requirements on entities that collect data about EU
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The Federal Government in Australia will soon introduce into Parliament major legislative reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), according to an announcement made by the Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon during Privacy Awareness Week earlier this month.

The Attorney-General emphasised that the reforms will include changes intended to benefit
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