Sent to subscribers October 2011.
Supplement #6 includes updates to twenty one chapters. There have been changes and new rules in many countries in the Asia Pacific Region, the Americas and in Europe, the corresponding chapters have been updated to reflect these developments. In particular, the chapters of countries in the European Union have been updated to reflect the status of implementation of the 2009 Amendment to the 2002 e-Privacy Directive. Also, the chapters on the 1995, 2002, and 2006 Directives have also been revised, reorganized and supplemented with new information.
-- European Union Directives --
-- Asia Pacific --
Updates to Country Chapters
-- Americas --
-- Asia --
Chapter 48 – The Philippines. The Philippines have drafted another privacy bill, which adopts most of the provisions of the prior one. The bill is still pending.
-- Europe --
Several of the chapters that pertain to European countries have been amended to provide an update on the status of the implementation of the 2009 amendments to the 2002 e-Privacy Directive. In general, the Member States have adopted a “wait and see” attitude. Several of them have published drafts for comments. The United Kingdom has issued a controversial rule requiring opt-in consent in many circumstances, but has delayed enforcement of the rule by one year, to give companies more time to implement the rule.