News stories posted during April 2017

EU-US Privacy Shield review now promised for September

05/04/2017 by:

During her visit to the US last week to discuss the EU-US Privacy Shield with the new US administration, EU Commissioner for Justice, Věra Jourová, said that a review of the progress with the programme will take place in September this year. She...

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ICO requests stakeholder feedback on GDPR profiling issues

07/04/2017 by:

The ICO yesterday issued a discussion paper on GRPR profiling provisions and is seeking comments by 28 April. The responses will help the ICO in its work at European level. The ICO is leading an EU Article 29 Working Party on this issue – the WP...

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EU DPAs welcome expanding the scope of e-Privacy

10/04/2017 by:

The EU Data Protection Authorities welcome the expansion of the scope of the current e-Privacy Directive to include Over-The-Top (OTT) providers such as WhatsApp. The regulators also say that the EU Commission’s plan to introduce the new rules as ...

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Wonga loses personal data of 245,000 UK customers

11/04/2017 by:

The payday loan firm, Wonga, has suffered a data breach that has exposed names, e-mail addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of card numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes. The ICO has confirmed that it has received ...

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Wonga loses personal data of 245,000 UK customers

11/04/2017 by:

The payday loan firm, Wonga, has suffered a data breach that has exposed names, e-mail addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of card numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes. The ICO has confirmed that it has received ...

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Government calls for views on GDPR UK derogations

13/04/2017 by:

The Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) yesterday, 12 April, issued its “Call for views” on the General Data Protection Regulation derogations. The DCMS says that ‘the UK pressed hard throughout negotiations to ensure that the GDPR doe...

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EU DPAs consult on Data Protection Impact Assessments

19/04/2017 by:

The EU Article 29 Working Party is inviting comments on its proposed guidelines on Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs). DPIAs are mandatory under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when processing is “likely to result in a hig...

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Germany on its way to adopting a GDPR implementation Act

28/04/2017 by:

The German Bundestag yesterday adopted the Bill on the adjustment of the Federal Data Protection Act (DSAnpUG-EU) to implement the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Now it is up to the Federal Council to approve the law, whi...

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