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Spain approves GDPR-style law but not yet in force 

27/11/2018 by:

Spain’s Senate approved last week the law that will complement the GDPR. The text of the law has not yet been published. The adoption of the law has been delayed because, among other reasons, Spain’s legislature took the opportunity to add...

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Finland updates its DP law according to the GDPR

19/11/2018 by:

Finland finally adopted its new GDPR-style law on 13 November. The delay was partly caused by deliberations on the role of the Data Protection Ombudsman (equivalent of Privacy Commissioner) in imposing administrative fines. It was argued that to...

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DPAs debate data ethics in Brussels at their 40th Conference and adopt AI declaration

26/10/2018 by:

The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC), which convened in Brussels this week, has adopted a declaration on ethics and data protection in artificial intelligence (AI). The DPAs are determined to contribut...

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EDPB dealing with 162 cross border cases but no fines issued as yet

24/10/2018 by:

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has by now 162 cross-border cases on its case register, the Board’s Chair Andrea Jelinek said in Brussels today. She would not confirm when the first large fines would be issued - ‘we are investigating’ sh...

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First significant GDPR fines in the pipeline

17/10/2018 by:

The European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, says that we can expect to see DPAs take enforcement action soon, Buttarelli told Reuters in an interview: “I expect [the] first GDPR fines for some cases by the end of the year. Not...

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