Weekly Data Privacy Alert - 16 February 2015

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    The Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team is pleased to share with you a weekly alert on data privacy issues. This week’s alert covers news from the EU, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States.
    • Article 29 Working Party Publishes Letter to the EU Commission Clarifying Scope of Health Data Used by Lifestyle and Wellbeing Apps
    • Hamburg Data Protection Office Examines Facebook᾽s New Privacy Policy
    • Support and Criticism of Draft Law Enabling Consumer Associations to Take Legal Action Against Breaches of Privacy
    • Privacy Commissioner: It is Inadmissible to Collect Employee Data with the Purpose of Avoiding Liability for Non-Payment of Minimum Wage 
    United Kingdom
    • Information Commissioner Renews Call for a Change in the Law Governing Nuisance Calls and Texts
    • New Booklet Published : ‘Accessing and Sharing Information: Acting on Behalf of a Person with Dementia’
    United States
    • US President Issues Executive Order to Promote Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing
    • White House Announces New Cyber-Threat Agency
    • Report Published Examining the Privacy and Security Implications of New Communications Technologies in Cars