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  • We are in the midst of an unprecedented data-privacy crisis.

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  • Tilo Weichert , head ombudsman at the data-privacy office in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, said German privacy officials will question Sony on when the company learned about the loss of sensitive client data and what steps Sony has taken to notify its clients about the risks, but that German privacy law offers inadequate powers to penalize multinational corporations that violate client privacy.

    Sony Faces German Questions on Breach

  • Some European politicians have said the plan violates EU data-privacy rules and have pushed to block it.

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  • These legacies have resulted in some of the strictest data-privacy laws in Europe, and have triggered backlashes to earlier German census efforts: West Germany's Constitutional Court blocked a census in 1983, ordering more data safeguards.

    Germans Tally Their Concerns Over Census

  • Separately, the head ombudsman at the data-privacy office in the northern-German state of Schleswig-Holstein on Tuesday said German privacy officials will query Sony about the breach, including what steps the company has taken to notify its clients about the risks.

    Sony Brings In High-Tech Sleuths

  • "It may be that there should be a right to have your name removed from a social network where you volunteered it in the first place," says Richard Thomas , a former British data-privacy commissioner, who is now a strategy adviser to international law firm Hunton & Williams LLP.

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  • Mr. Orban said Wednesday that Hungary would change the data-privacy law as requested by the EU.

    Hungary's Premier Softens Stance

  • The chief executive of Hong Kong cashless payment operator Octopus Holdings Ltd. has resigned amid intense criticisms over her handling of data-privacy issues at the company, which last week admitted to selling personal data of nearly two million customers to business partners.

    Octopus CEO Resigns Over Data Sale

  • For instance, the location of data is an issue under some data-privacy laws, such as those from the European Union.

    Secrecy of cloud computing providers raises IT security risks

  • Outside of antitrust, Google has had a tense relationship with EU data-privacy officials.

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