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ENISA Outlines Privacy and Data Protection Recommendations

The EU’s European Network and Information Security Agency has presented a new report with 13 recommendations on privacy and data protection. Tax break incentives, online subject access at zero cost, and comprehensive security breach notification law are among the recommendations.

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P2P File-sharing: SCL Response to the BERR

SCL’s Internet Interest Group has framed a striking response to the BERR Consultation on legislative options to address illicit file-sharing. The response expresses particular concern about the danger of smaller ISPs opting out of any voluntary solution and questions the underlying assumption that the current regime does not work or is too expensive.

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Data Retention Directive: SCL Response on Transposition

A document which is highly critical in crucial respects has been adopted by SCL as its response to the Home Office Consultation on transposition of the Data Retention Directive. The response, drafted by the SCL Privacy and Data Protection Interest Group, points out a number of failures and inadequacies in the draft regulations.

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OGC Model Contract Questionnaire

PartnershipsUK is seeking feedback on the use of the OGC ICT Services Model Contract by inviting suitable responses to a questionnaire

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Data Sharing and Fraud

The Home Office laid the final version of the Code ‘Data sharing for the Prevention of Fraud’ before Parliament on 6 October.

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Symbian and Computer Patents: Court of Appeal Judgment

The Court of Appeal has given a judgment in Symbian Limited v Comptroller General of Patents which favours the granting of computer patents. But the UK-IPO practice and the EPO practice remain at odds.

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Data Breach: Virgin Media Latest

The Information Commissioner’s Office has found Virgin Media Limited in breach of the Data Protection Act following the loss of an unencrypted CD containing the personal details of over 3,000 customers.

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