The Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) has served an enforcement notice on Google Inc requiring it to delist nine specific search engine results within 35 days. This is the first formal enforcement notice served by the UK regulator on the US online giant in relation to a ‘right to be forgotten’ request, a right which is likely to become enshrined in the new data protection regulation currently under discussion.
Smartphones, infotainment systems and GPS navigation are a big issue of car driving – and car manufacturing. Some carmakers start to see "cooperation partners" such as Apple and Google as potential competitors now - and don't want to give the data which is generated while driving away for free - because this data may be worth billions of dollars...
BCRS (Binding Corporate Rules) and CBPRs (cross-border privacy rules) are both data transfer mechanisms companies may achieve for international data transfers – BCRs as a European standard and CBPRs as an APEC-based standard. Now, an EU/APEC working group has approved a plan to make it easier for companies to comply with both mechanisms.
The European general data protection regulation has been an issue for data privacy specialists all over the world for quite some time now. But what is the current status and when will the regulation come into effect? And what will companies have to consider when handling personal data in the future? A short up-date.