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Peruvian Supreme Court clarifies the extent of right to privacy of workers

The Supreme Court of Peru has established new criteria on the provision of internal regulations in work environment that would allow employers to monitor emails of their employees.  The Supreme Court judgment states that the current legislation in force in Peru offers excessive freedom to employers to own their companies accounts and to review their email traffic content.  The Court has instead affirmed that “the employer must request authorization from the worker or court order to review them and thus not violate the right to privacy of workers”.

The Court decision is available (in Spanish language) here
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German DPA: GDPR test for 150 Companies

The Data Protection Authority (DPA) of the State of Bavaria has published a questionnaire aimed at helping companies to verify if they are on the right path for the implementation of the GDPR.  The test refers to various areas spanning from data processing to breach notification mechanisms.

The questionnaire is available, in German language, here
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The Belgian DPA releases the 2016 Annual Report

On 25 May 2016, the Belgian Privacy Commission (DPA) has released its 2016 Annual Report.  Main focus of the report was the EU GDPR.  Additionally, the Report refers to some of the Opinions it issued in 2016 including anti-terrorism and cloud computing.

The Belgian DPA 2016 Annual Report is available, in French and Flemish languages, here
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Upcoming: FTC conference and webcast on “Identity Theft: Planning for the Future”

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is holding an full-day event focused on the past ten years’ evolution of identity theft crimes, and debate on the future challenges of this modern times plague.

Find out more at
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California man sentenced to prison for stealing prisoner identities and filing fraudulent tax returns

The United States Department of Justice (US DoJ) has announced in a press release that “a San Francisco man was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison yesterday for stealing identities and conspiring to file fraudulent tax return”.  The fraudulent activity of the detainee would have caused about $ 600,000.00 loss.

Read the full press release here