Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act

On September 12, 2012, the Republic of Philippines passed the Cybercrime Prevention Act (Act No. 10175). The Act addresses legal issues concerning online interactions and the Internet in the Philippines.  It lists among other cybercrime offenses, identity theft, and illegal access to data. The full text is available at… Open pdf Related documents: ARTICLE: Some have […]

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Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

On November 30, 2011, the House of Representative introduced bill H.R. 3523 (112th), Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Among other purposes, the bill favored the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities. This bill was passed by the House on April 26, 2012 […]

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Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, Opinion 15/2011 on the definition of consent

From the Opinion’s summary The Opinion provides a thorough analysis of the concept of consent as currently used in the Data Protection Directive and in the e-Privacy Directive. Drawing on the experience of the members of the Article 29 Working Party, the Opinion provides numerous examples of valid and invalid consent, focusing on its key […]

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Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was signed into law on February 17, 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Subtitle D of the HITECH Act addresses the privacy and security concerns associated […]

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EU Directive 2009/136/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

of 25 November 2009 amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services, Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection […]

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Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), Statutes of Alberta, 2003 Chapter P-6.5

The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) came into force on January 1, 2004. The Act protects individual privacy by requiring, in most cases, private-sector organizations to obtain consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information and providing individuals with a right of access to their own personal information. The Act also requires private […]

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Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (“FACT Act” or “FACTA”, Pub.L. 108–159)

United States federal law passed FACTA as an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Among other things, FACTA allows consumers to obtain a free credit report every twelve months from reporting agancies; it also contains provisions dealing with identity theft and provisions on the disposal of consumer information.   Related Document: Fair Credit Reporting Act […]

Regulation (EC) No 45/2001

Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data Summary This Regulation contains provisions aiming to protect personal data processed by […]

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Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – COPPA (15 U.S.C. §§ 6501–6506)

Websites that are collecting information from children under the age of thirteen are required to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).   From “COPPA applies to operators of commercial websites and online services (including mobile apps) directed to children under 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children.  It […]

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