As the new school year gets underway, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has issued a message to parents who post their children's back-to-school photos online. Using the hashtag #PauseBeforeYouPost, the DPC said that children's personal information can be unintentionally over-shared and suggested that parents should be cautious, check whether there is any information about the child in the background of the photo, inform the child of the privacy risks and limit the audience of the account to 'close friends'.
The ICO has published guidance for employers on the processing of workers' health data. The guidance covers topics such as keeping sickness and injury records, occupational health schemes, medical examinations and drags and alcohol testing, genetic testing, health monitoring and sharing workers' health information.
In the Medium Term Programme published in the Official Gazette of 6 September 2023, number 32301, and approved by the Presidential Decree, the objectives for the compliance process of The Personal Data Protection Law with the EU acquis especially General Data Protection Regulation are also set out. You may find the details here.
The Turkish Personal Data Protection Board raised the annual financial balance sheet total requirement for exemption from the obligation to register with the Data Controllers Registry from 25 million Turkish Liras to 100 million Turkish Liras.