At the 32nd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Jerusalem, the international group of data protection commissioners today admitted the U.S. Federal Trade Commission into membership.

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On the first day of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, there is much discussion surrounding the founding principles of data protection, but also on the future challenges of safeguarding the fundamental rights of privacy and data protection in a world of ubiquitous computing and social networking.

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On October 26, 2010, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership released its long-awaited paper, “Demonstrating and Measuring Accountability, Accountability Phase II – The Paris Project” at the 32nd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Jerusalem, Israel.

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A recent fine against M.N.R. Data Systems illustrates an increase in enforcement by Israel’s privacy regulator. The Israeli parliament is considering a bill that would significantly increase ILITA’s enforcement authority.

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Data protection authorities from ten countries around the world issued a strongly worded letter to Google expressing concern about the company’s privacy practices, and signaling an intent to pursue multilateral enforcement measures.

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Earlier this year, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party published an opinion finding that Israeli data protection law largely provides an “adequate level of data protection” under EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.

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