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GPEN Sweep 2017 - International enforcement operation finds website privacy notices are too vague and generally inadequate

GPEN Sweep 2017 - International enforcement operation finds website privacy notices are too vague and generally inadequate

The following press release has been created by the UK Information Commissioner's Office as 2017 Sweep lead. Links to press releases issued by participants can be found at the bottom of this page.

Organisations need to be more open, honest and transparent in their online privacy notices about how they handle people’s personal data, an international study has found.

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2016: Launching New Tools for Cooperation

2016: Launching New Tools for Cooperation

The GPEN Committee is pleased to issue the third GPEN annual report.

In the year 2016, GPEN focused on creating the Network of Networks in order to strengthen GPEN’s ties with other networks to promote and support enforcement of privacy laws.

A few highlights:

● We further developed the Network of Networks

● We gathered for face-to-face meetings in Manchester and in Marrakesh to discuss enforcement cooperation experience and practices.

Title: 2016 GPEN Privacy Sweep, Internet of Things: Participating Authorities’ Press Releases

Below you will find links to the press releases of some of the 25 privacy enforcement authorities that participated in the 2016 GPEN Privacy Sweep on Internet of Things, communicating their results from, and perspectives on, this fourth annual initiative.


List of Press Releases

United Kingdom Information Commissioner's Office

Press release


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Privacy network expands global participation and cooperation opportunities


Privacy network expands global participation and cooperation opportunities.

In its annual report, an international network whose objective is to promote cross-border cooperation in data protection and privacy enforcement has announced its expansion to include 59 agencies, while launching new and innovative cooperation tools.   

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Big year for Global Privacy Enforcement Network: GPEN releases 2014 annual report

Media release from the GPEN Committee

1 April 2015

The Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) released its annual report for 2014 today highlighting an increased size and level of participation and substantial progress towards its enforcement cooperation goals.

Global Privacy Enforcement Network shares experiences on enforcement-related publicity

Media release by the GPEN Committee

1 November 2014

Global Privacy Enforcement Network Launches Website

September 21, 2010

Thirteen privacy enforcement agencies around the world have joined forces to launch the “Global Privacy Enforcement Network” (GPEN), a network designed to facilitate cross-border cooperation in the enforcement of privacy laws. In developing this network, the participating agencies recognized the need for greater international cooperation in this area. In the Action Plan launching the network, the founding privacy enforcement authorities stressed that “it is important that government authorities charged with enforcing domestic privacy laws strengthen their understanding of different privacy enforcement regimes as well as their capacities for cross-border cooperation.”

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