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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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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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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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Data Protection by Design Award entry date extended to 30 March

14/03/2017 by:

The Catalan Data Protection Authority (DPA) has extended the entry date to 30th March for the 5th edition of its Data Protection by Design Award with 5,000 and 2,000 euros money prizes and marketing opportunities. Àngels Barbarà i Fondevila, Catal...

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Italy issues highest ever fines in EU for a DP breach

13/03/2017 by:

Italy’s Data Protection Authority, the Garante, on 10 March fined five companies in excess of 11 million euros for the unlawful processing of personal data. The data breach was discovered in the context of a broader financial police (Guardia di...

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