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EU GDPR implementation: Many obstacles to tackle

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27/01/2016 by:

In a panel discussion at the CPDP conference today in Brussels, Bruno Gencarelli from the European Commission said that the Commission would now look into developing tools for compliance such as codes of conduct. Jan  Philip Albrecht from the...

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EU DPAs: In the absence of the EU-US Privacy Shield, BCRs can be used for now / GDPR to be adopted tomorrow

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13/04/2016 by:

EU DPAs:  In the absence of the EU-US Privacy Shield, BCRs can be used for now In a press conference today, the Chair of the EU Data Protection Working Party, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin (also President of France’s DPA, the CNIL), said that the...

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European Parliament adopts Data Protection Regulation: Enters into force by July

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14/04/2016 by:

The European Parliament’s plenary session this afternoon adopted the EU Data Protection Regulation. It is expected that it will enter into force by July, 20 days after its publication in the EU Official Journal. Its provisions will be directly...

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Degradation of privacy standards could be deemed abuse under competition law

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26/04/2016 by:

The UK Parliament’s European Union Committee, in its report issued on 20 April, says that online platforms are a prime example of tension between DP and competition law. The Lords stress that dominant online platforms could potentially abuse their...

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UK ICO urges US to answer DPAs’ Privacy Shield questions

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29/04/2016 by:

The UK Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, says that the questions the EU DPA’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party posed on the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield should be answered as a first priority. “The Article 29 Group has posed...

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EU DP Regulation in force 25 May 2018: Time to start preparing for compliance

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05/05/2016 by:

The EU Data Protection Regulation was published in the European Union’s Official Journal yesterday, and will enter into force on 25 May 2018. Together with EU Regulation 2016/679, the European Commission has published the text of the so-called...

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GDPR will have an impact on the ICO’s business friendliness

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26/05/2016 by:

The ICO’s current regulatory style may have to change somewhat under the EU DP General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Ian Bourne, DP Policy Delivery Group Manager, ICO, said at a PL&B/Browne Jacobson seminar in London yesterday: “The ICO’s...

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CNIL launches GDPR consultation

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20/06/2016 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has started a consultation on some of the GDPR (EU Data Protection Regulation) issues in order to help the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (DPWP) in its work. The President of the CNIL,...

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ICO guidance on GDPR by the end of the year

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20/06/2016 by:

The ICO says that in the next six months, it will issue guidance on: • An overview of the GDPR • Individuals’ rights • Contracts • Consent, and a Privacy notices code of practice.   The ICO also continues to be active at the European level...

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Lessons to be learned at Cambridgeshire County Council

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24/08/2016 by:

The ICO, after its consensual audit at Cambridgeshire Country Council, expects that the council will improve its performance on responding to Subject Access Requests (SARs). At the moment, only 57% of requests receive a response within the statuto...

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ICO’s Denham: GDPR extremely likely to apply before the UK leaves the EU

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03/10/2016 by:

In a speech delivered on Thursday, 29 September in London, the United Kingdom’s new Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, stated that UK businesses with international clients and partners would be wise to carry on with their GDPR preparation...

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Government gives green light to GDPR implementation

04/11/2016 by:

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (CMS), Karen Bradley MP, told the CMS Select Committee on 24 October about her meeting at the Department for Exiting the European Union with the Secretary of State, and discussion about...

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DPAs to issue GDPR guidance by the end of December

01/12/2016 by:

EU Data Protection Authorities are promising to issue the first parts of their guidance on the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) soon after their plenary meeting on 12-13 December. Guidance can be expected on Data Protection Officers (DPOs), da...

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DP Minister: Government will consult on GDPR derogations

15/12/2016 by:

Speaking in Parliament on 12 December, Data Protection Minister, Matt Hancock, confirmed that the government is now working on the overall approach and the details of EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation. “Details of any new...

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EU DPAs issue GDPR guidance on data portability, DPOs and lead authority

16/12/2016 by:

The EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted, during its 12-13 December meeting: • Guidelines and FAQs on the right to Data Portability, • Guidelines and FAQs on Data Protection Officers (DPOs) and • Guidelines and FAQs on the Lead...

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ICO updates its GDPR guidance

18/01/2017 by:

The ICO has added some information to its GDPR guidance document, indicating the areas where the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party will issue guidance, and areas on which the ICO is currently concentrating. The ICO aims to publish guidan...

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MEPs call for more guidance on GDPR

25/01/2017 by:

Speaking at the CPDP conference in Brussels today, Axel Voss, MEP and member of the European Parliament's LIBE committee said that there is an urgent need for more interpretations on the GDPR. He said that the DPAs should clarify concepts very...

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UK will ensure unhindered international data flows, Data Protection Minister says

02/02/2017 by:

The government is committed to bringing the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into force in full by May 2018 and will bring forward legislation in the next parliamentary session to amend the Data Protection Act 1998. Giving evidence at the Hous...

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ICO issues GDPR draft guidance on consent and launches consultation

03/03/2017 by:

The ICO’s draft guidance on how consent will be understood under the GDPR says that going forward, there must be a positive opt-in. Consent should be separate from other terms and conditions, and it should not generally be a pre-condition of signi...

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Denham: Best way forward would be to obtain an adequacy finding from the EU

14/03/2017 by:

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, is recommending to the government that the UK applies for an EU adequacy finding for data transfers. Giving evidence at the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee on 8 March, Denham said that an...

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