News stories posted during March 2014

EU Justice Ministers remain broadly committed to extending the DP Regulation’s territorial scope

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06/03/2014 by:

At the EU’s Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting on 3 and 4 March, the Justice Minsters had a debate on the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation. They broadly supported the draft provisions regarding the territorial scope of the Regulation,...

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EU DPAs and APEC take a step towards mutual recognition of BCR/CBPR

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10/03/2014 by:

 The EU Data Protection Authorities and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies have issued a checklist on the requirements that companies need to consider when applying for authorization of Binding corporate Rules (BCR) and/or...

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EU-US ‘data protection umbrella agreement’ for judicial matters under preparation

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27/03/2014 by:

Following the EU-US summit, President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, said in a statement on 26 March:  ‘On the governmental track, we'll have an umbrella agreement on data protection by this summer, based on equal treatment of EU and ...

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The CNIL, France’s DPA, gains new online inspection powers

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31/03/2014 by:

Law No. 2014-344 of 17 March 2014 amends France’s Data Protection Act giving the Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, the right to perform online checks. The new power allows the CNIL to remotely detect and react to data breaches on the Internet....

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