News stories posted during October 2017

ICO welcomes draft DP Bill and commitment to GDPR

10/10/2017 by:

Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, says that she welcomes the government’s intention to implement the GDPR but her general approach to derogations is to introduce them only when they are necessary for the effective functioning of the GDPR...

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EU DPAs will issue GDPR draft guidance soon and analysis of EU-US Privacy Shield in November

11/10/2017 by:

The first joint annual review of the Privacy Shield is underway and the European Commission is preparing its report to be issued later this month. Separately, the EU DPAs are also conducting an assessment on how the arrangement is working.  Eight...

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Lords predict many amendments to draft Data Protection Bill

11/10/2017 by:

The draft Data Protection Bill, which received its second reading in the House of Lords yesterday, will combine the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the so-called Police Directive into one legislative package, which makes the bill...

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The ICO retains its international outlook

19/10/2017 by:

PL&B attended an IAPP event in London at Dentons on 17 October with Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, who made comments on several international issues. The ICO wants to stay involved with the EU Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party...

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EU Commission: EU-US Privacy Shield works but implementation can be improved

19/10/2017 by:

The European Commission yesterday confirmed that the EU-US Privacy Shield survives as a method for international data transfers. In its First Annual Review, the Commission states that the arrangement provides an adequate level of protection. The U...

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