Other Privacy News Around The Globe

Although not specific to eBay, these privacy stories are relevant to the climate of our business and your world

Austalian Privacy Commissioner invesigating customer data exposure (12/12/11)
Austrlian telecommunications company Telstra may have inadvertantly exposed millions of customer's data on its webpage, according to The Australian. The Privacy Commissioner has decided to investigate this event to determine the cause and potential damage to citizens.
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Canadian PIPEDA guidance released (8/17/11)
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released guidance for attorneys on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  The guidebook describes best practices in managing the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, responding to requests for access to personal information, and the potential application of PIPEDA.  See the press release and get a link to the guidebook on the OPC website.

US-NIST releases privacy control draft (7/19/11)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces the initial public draft of Special Publication 800-53, Appendix J, Privacy Control Catalog. One of the main objectives is to provide a structured set of privacy controls, based on international standards and best practices, that help organizations enforce requirements deriving from federal privacy legislation, policies, regulations, directives, standards, and guidance.  Read more at NIST's page.

EU investigating Financial Industry Breach Notification (6/20/11)
EU Justice Commissioner Redding announced plans to enxtend the EU's mandatory data breach notifications for telecommunications and Internet acces to the Financial Sector.  Read More at Bloomberg.

India to Address IT Act clarity (6/30/11)
The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) said that the government would clarify on a new amendment relating to data collection in the IT Act. Read More at the Times of India.

Extension of Australia's Privacy Laws to Small Business (6/21/11)
The Australian Parliamentary Cyber-Safety Committee has called for the scrapping of an exemption that exempted small businesses from Australia’s Privacy Act.  Read More.

US FTC releases guidance to consumers on security and Privacy
The FTC's new site provides practical guidance to help consumers guard against Internet Fraud and protect personal information.  Visit their dedicated Website here