October



CMS.DataEngine.CollectionPropertyWrapper`1[CMS.DataEngine.BaseInfo]
Profile Image Verifile
October 11, 2016
Blog Article Image

"Mauritius Joins the Data Protection Convention - ""Convention 108"""

"Republic of Mauritius became the second non-European state - after Uruguay in 2013 - to ratify the Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, also known as ""Convention 108"", and its Additional Protocol, taking the total number of states parties to the treaty to 49. The Privacy Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius, Drudeisha Madhub, deposited the accession documents in the presence of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbj?rn Jagland, during an international conference held in Strasbourg under the theme ""Convention 108: from a European reality to a global treaty"". Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia have already been invited to accede to the treaty and will most likely be the next countries to become parties. The treaty will enter into force in respect of the Republic of Mauritius on 1 October 2016. ""Convention 108"" is the only existing international treaty which grants individuals the right to the protection of their personal data, aiming also to prevent any abuses which may accompany the processing of these data."

Read More
CMS.DataEngine.CollectionPropertyWrapper`1[CMS.DataEngine.BaseInfo]
Profile Image Verifile
October 11, 2016
Blog Article Image

APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules Advancing in Asia

Privacy-focused events in China, South Korea and Singapore have highlighted the growing momentum of APEC 's Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system in the region. Recently, China 's Ministry of Commerce, Foreign Ministry, General Administration of Customs and the China International Electronic Commerce Centre (CIECC) hosted the 6th APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance (ECBA) Forum and the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) hosted the 5th International Conference on Information Security in Seoul, South Korea. The increased focus on CBPRs in Asia comes as Japan recently put forward JIPDEC as the country 's first 'Accountability Agent ' under the CBPR system. Japan 's Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry has confirmed that CBPR-certification will serve as a basis for transfer of personal data out of Japan under the implementing guidelines for Japan 's recently-reformed privacy law. TRUSTe has been an APEC-endorsed Accountability Agent since 2013.

Read More
CMS.DataEngine.CollectionPropertyWrapper`1[CMS.DataEngine.BaseInfo]
Profile Image Verifile
October 11, 2016
Blog Article Image

Government Forms Panel to Study the Feasibility of Adopting new Financial Year

"The government has constituted a committee to study the feasibility of adopting a new financial year. India currently follows the April-March financial year as opposed to the calendar year in most countries. The committee headed by former chief economic advisor Shankar Acharya has to submit its report by December 31, 2016. ""The committee will examine the merits and demerits of various dates for the commencement of the financial year including the existing date (April to March), taking into account the various relevant factors,"" the finance ministry said in a statement. India is the only one among the big countries to follow the April-March financial year, which makes international data comparisons difficult. The LK Jha Committee appointed in May 1984 to look into the matter had recommended switching over to the calendar year. The government did not accept the recommendation. The committee has also been tasked with suggesting a transition road map should it suggest a new financial year."

Read More