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First enforcement actions against non-compliant Privacy Shield participants

11/09/2017 by:

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on 8 September that three US companies have agreed to settle FTC charges on misleading consumers about participation in the EU-US Privacy Shield. The companies in question, human resources software...

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European Court of Human Rights limits employers’ right to monitor employee emails

06/09/2017 by:

A decision by the European Court of Human Rights of 5 September states that monitoring of an employee’s electronic communications amounted to a breach of his right to private life and correspondence (Article 8 of the European Convention on Human...

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64 member GPEN intensifies work on international enforcement

01/08/2017 by:

The Data Protection Authorities’ Global Privacy Enforcement Network, GPEN, has increased its information exchange by way of conference calls. The network, which at the end of 2016 consisted of 64 privacy enforcement authorities in 47 jurisdictions...

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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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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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