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Article 29 Working Party releases detailed opinion on data processing in the workplace

The Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) recently published an opinion on data processing at work (“Opinion”). The Opinion restates the position and conclusions in WP29’s 2001 Opinion on processing personal data in the employment context (WP48), and its 2002 WP55 Working Document on the surveillance of electronic communications in the workplace. However, it addresses the … Continue Reading

The Article 29 Working Party publishes Opinion 02/2012 on the use of facial recognition technology in mobile and online services, highlighting the data protection considerations in its recommendations.

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. In the midst of a rapid increase in the availability and accuracy of facial recognition technology in recent years, the Article 29 Working Party adopted in March this year Opinion 02/2012, highlighting the data protection considerations on the use of facial recognition technology in services such as social … Continue Reading

The ICO Issues New Guidance on Access Rights and Data Controllers

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) released recommendations advising organisations to ensure that the data held regarding individuals is thoroughly and securely searchable so they can meet their obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”). The ICO also clarified when companies can be classified as data controllers. The recommendations came through three sets of … Continue Reading
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