In 2012, Singapore enacted the new Personal Data Protection Act 2012.
The Japanese Government recently released a report regarding the use of personal information in Big Data applications.
Unlike under the previous data protection legislation, the New DPA explicitly lays down minimum content requirements for the appointment of a data processor by a data controller.
Personal data protection in the Czech Republic is regulated by Directive 95/46/EC, for processing and for free movement.
Denmark implemented the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC in June 2000 with the Act on Processing of Personal Data.
The Article 29 Working Party adopted the Opinion on Data Protection Impact Template Assessment for Smart Grid and Smart Metering Systems, which evaluates the Privacy Impact Assessment template that the member states intend to adopt.
The European Union data protection body, the Article 29 Working Party, in April adopted new guidance on Binding Corporate Rules for Processors.
On 24 April 2013, the EU Presidency, currently held by Ireland, prepared a Note to the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) regarding the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation).
The date of the first binding vote by the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) on the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation), which was initially planned for April-May 2013, has been postponed a second time.
A discussion on the latest developments in implementation of the new cookie consent rule across Europe.
The Article 29 Working Party, an advisory body composed of representatives of the European Commission, the EU data protection supervisor and the data protection authorities of all EU Member States, has recently issued Opinion 03/2013 on Purpose Limitation.
The European Union’s draft data protection regulation contains new and controversial extra-territorial provisions extending the Regulation’s reach to some companies based outside the European Union.
As part of the EU, Finland implemented the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC with the Personal Data Act 523/1999.
The French Data Protection Authority has recently disclosed its annual inspection program, providing an overview of its inspections on data controllers in 2012, and a list of inspections it plans to execute in 2013.
Law No. 78 on "Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberty" is the principal data protection law in France.
The main data protection law in Germany is the Federal Data Protection Act which implements the EU Directive 95/46/EC.
Gibraltar, in the EU, implemented the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46 EC in 2006 with the Data Protection Act 2004.
Greece implemented Directive 95/46/EC with the Law on the Protection of Individuals for the Processing of Personal Data,.
Directive 95/46/EC was implemented in Hungary by the Act on Informational Self Determination and Freedom of Information,.
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner launched its twenty-fourth annual report this week detailing the work carried out by the Commissioner during 2012.