ICO responds to public comments on its approach to Big Data and Data Protection, and sets out its future agenda – Alison Knight

24 05 2015

snake-36376__180On 6 May 2015, the European Commission published a Communication on a Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe. This sets out various measures to be taken so that “individuals and businesses can seamlessly access and exercise online activities under conditions of fair competition, and a high level of consumer and personal data protection, irrespective of their nationality or place of residence”. One theme considered by the Commission to be central to achieving this vision is maximising the growth potential of the ‘big data’ sector in Europe – with the Commission estimating that it is growing by 40% per year, seven times faster than the IT market. Read the rest of this entry »





United States: Nudity, Privacy and the Prostitute – Susan Brenner

24 05 2015

Anthonie_Palamedesz._-_Brothel_Scene_-_WGA16867After a jury convicted Charles Adams “of capturing a representation that depicts nudity without the knowledge or consent of the person who is depicted nude in violation of Wisconsin Statutes § 942.09(am)1,” he appealed.  State v. Adams, 2015 WL 1034741 (Wisconsin Court of Appeals 2005).  Read the rest of this entry »