The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (Working Party) released Opinion 9/2014 on ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC (amended in 2009), stating that the consent and transparency mechanisms apply to digital fingerprinting of devices (Opinion).

The Working Party issued the opinion to clarify that consent was required and to end “surreptitious tracking” of users in light of

This post was also written by Matthew N. Peters.

In early May the Italian data protection authority (“Garante”) issued “Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and Obtain Consent Regarding Cookies” (“Guidelines”).  These are intended to provide clarity on the application of Legislative Decree No. 69/2012 (the “2012 Act”), which implemented the EU Cookie Directive

This post was also written by Taisuke Kimoto.

On May 10, the Japanese Government released a report regarding the use of personal information in Big Data applications. This comes just months after Japan announced plans to provide guidance on data anonymisation as part of the ‘Japan Revitalisation Acceleration Programme’ (see our related blog). The

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue.

In its second opinion on the proposed Data Protection Regulation, the Article 29 Working Party suggests that a natural person can be considered identifiable when, within a group of persons, he or she can be distinguished from other members of the group and consequently be treated

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue.

On 25 January 2012 the EC proposed a uniform legal framework for providing legal certainty on data protection. The most notable proposed change is that from a European Directive to a Regulation (the Proposed Regulation) to ensure directly enforceable implementation across all Member States. The Proposed Regulation

This post was written by Daniel Kadar.

A new regulation of the CNIL, dated 12 June 2012 and published on 13 July 2012, modifies the ways and means of collecting and processing client/prospect-related data.

  1. The regulation, issued as an amendment to the “Simplified Norm No. 48” [http://www.cnil.fr/en-savoir-plus/deliberations/deliberation/delib/184/], broadens the possibility for data controllers to

On 2 April, 2012, after almost a year of preparation, the International Chamber of Commerce UK (“ICC”) launched its UK Cookie Guide designed to help website operators and website users comply with new EU rules on the use of cookies. The ICC hopes that if the Guide becomes widely adopted by website operators, then users

This post was also written by Nick Tyler.

On Christmas Day, organisations operating in the UK will have just five months to get their act together and comply fully with the new EU-wide rules on cookies.

See earlier Client Alerts: