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ICO publishes guidance on cloud computing

Posted by: Sue Barnes Posted Date: 17/10/2012
With increasing numbers of organisations moving to the cloud, it is important that businesses fully understand that even in new technological environments they still have to remain compliant with data protection legislation. In line with this the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently published guidance that helps businesses by setting out the potential risks, detailing practical steps for customers to follow when selecting a cloud provider and it will serve as an important remind

Review of Data Protection Directive postponed

Posted by: Sue Barnes Posted Date: 06/10/2011
After several delays already The European Commission has once again postponed the adoption of a legislative proposal for the review of the Data Protection Directive. The text, which was planned to be published by November this year, is now set for the end of the year, and more than likely it slip into early January 2012.We can probably assume that the longer the text is delayed, the more issues regarding data protection the European Commission is going to be looking at.   The draft, which is developed by the Data protection unit, within the European Commission, still has to be circulated internally among all the Commission’s Directorates General for comments, in the so-called inter-service consultation before publication. We will be keeping an interested watch on the future developments of this legislative proposal.