Recently UK Information Commissioner Office published several GDPR guidances and requests for public feedback.
Law and regulation
On February 23, 2017, the French Data Protection Authority CNIL launched a public online consultation on three topics – consent, profiling and data breach notification – regarding the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Those are the same topics earlier this year identified by Article 29 Working Party in its Action plan. With this consultation […]
New GDPR guidelines on consent, profiling, breach notification and data transfers to be issued in 2017
The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), a consultative body made up of all the national data protection authorities in the EU, in 2017 will issue new guidelines on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
A paper from Anons looks at challenges to big data analytics under upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and legal solutions to them. Although new obligations imposed by the GDPR, they do require new technical and organizational measures to protect big data. The body of this paper describes in detail the regulatory background, technological innovations, […]
Yesterday, January 10, 2017, European Commission announced its proposal for new Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (ePrivacy Regulation) that will supplement General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and replace existing ePrivacy directive. Aim of new ePrivacy regulation is to harmonise data protection framework relating to electronic communications within the European Union and ensure consistency with the GDPR. Main […]
In its communication published yesterday, January 10, 2017, the European Commission announced it will proactively engage in discussions on reaching “adequacy decisions” with key trading partners in East and South-East Asia, starting with Japan and Korea in 2017. Adequacy decisions allow the free flow of personal data from European Union (EU) to countries with adequate […]
Germany has published second draft of its new German Federal Data Protection Act. First draft, published in September 2016, was heavily criticized. New draft law aims to align German data protection law with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and EU directive 2016/680. To become a law, draft has to be approved by the Department of Justice and the […]
France on November 19, 2016, has the enacted a law giving a legal basis for class actions against both data controllers and processors if they breach French Data Protection Act. Under new law class actions can be brought by several individuals in a similar position incur damages resulting from a data controller’s or data processor’s infringement. The […]
The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 or so called “snooper’s charter” bill has became a law on Tuesday. This law heavily extends the state surveillance in UK. It requires web and phone companies to store everyone’s web browsing histories for 12 months and give the police, security services and official agencies unprecedented access to the data. Although the home secretary […]