Here’s a round-up of interesting reading we found online today*;
The public will no longer get to know how much former Taoisigh (head of government of Ireland) and ex-ministers are paid. The decision made by the Information Commissioner comes following a freedom of information request made in early 2019 in relation to individual ministerial pension payments made in 2017 and 2018. Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said that it’s important for transparency on the issue and added: “At the end of the day, it’s public money.”
Adtech has received a pause from UK privacy investigation. Tech Crunch reports on the UK’s data protection agency’s pause on investigations into the industry’s processing of internet users’ personal data, saying the targeted suspension of privacy oversight is merited because of disruption to businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
France is planning to make mask-wearing mandatory in public transportation from May 11 when it plans to ease lockdown measures. The Paris metro authority is testing CCTV software to detect whether travellers are wearing face masks. It’s part of the city’s efforts to end lockdown and help prevent the spread of Covid-19, but it’s raised concerns from the government’s privacy watchdog.
The Indian data protection bill is a great example of drawing inspiration from the West, with many provisions of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 being verbatim copies of the European GDPR. The right to be forgotten under Indias Personal Data Protection Bill is different from the right provided in European law *These sites aren’t affiliated with GDPR Community and these aren’t an advertisement, they’re simply site’s we’ve thought the community might have an interest in reading.