News stories posted during July 2017

Companies’ GDPR readiness not at the level where it should be

03/07/2017 by:

A survey, conducted by Privacy Laws & Business, reveals that less than a half of the respondents have created a breach notification procedure even though breach notification to regulators will be mandatory from next May under the EU Data Protectio...

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PL&B conference gathers together privacy experts from 20+ countries

05/07/2017 by:

Privacy Laws & Business 30th Annual International Conference in Cambridge gathered together the main stakeholders in the data protection field for a three-day event 3-5 July. Speaking yesterday was the UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham,...

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Japan may soon receive an EU adequacy decision

10/07/2017 by:

The EU Commission hopes to issue Japan with an adequacy decision on international data transfers by early 2018. A joint statement of 4 July by Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, and Haruhi Kumazawa, a Commissioner of Japan’s Personal...

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ICO wants a strong international presence regardless of Brexit

10/07/2017 by:

The ICO has issued an international strategy which underlines its aim to retain a strong working relationship with its EU counterparts, as well as form new relationships and learn from other DPAs internationally. The ICO says that it will continue...

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Industry group issues guidance on GDPR legitimate interests

12/07/2017 by:

The Data Protection Network (DPN) has published guidance on legitimate interests under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This practical tool is aimed at helping commercial and not-for-profit organisations to decide whether or not...

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ICO issues record number of PECR penalties

13/07/2017 by:

 The ICO issued, in the past 12 months, more fines for PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations) breaches than ever before. The ICO’s 2016-17 Annual Report, issued today, reveals that the ICO issued 23 penalties totalling £1,923,000....

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EU LIBE committee still critical about EU-US Privacy Shield

25/07/2017 by:

“Deficiencies still remain and must be urgently resolved to ensure that the Privacy Shield does not suffer from critical weaknesses”, says Claude Moraes, Chair, the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE),...

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