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Brazil adopts a new GDPR-style data protection law

22/08/2018 by:

Inspired by the EU GDPR, Brazil’s General Data Protection Law requires controllers to notify data breaches, appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO), and follow new, stronger consent requirements. The law, which applies both to the private and publ...

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More EU Member States moving toward GDPR implementation

21/08/2018 by:

France’s data protection law was adopted on 20 June and published on 21 June. In Spain , due to a change of government, the new DP Law is still on hold. In the first week of August, the Government approved an urgent regulation appointing Spain’s...

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Japan and EU conclude talks on adequacy

17/07/2018 by:

Japan and the EU have agreed to recognise each other's data protection systems as 'equivalent', which will allow data to flow safely and legally between them. The EU and Japan today agreed to create the world's largest area of safe data flows, the...

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DPAs: Full steam ahead at the European Data Protection Board

03/07/2018 by:

The GDPR’s cooperation and consistency mechanism will now be put to a test at the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) which is already dealing with more than 20 cross-border cases. Willem Debeuckelaere, Vice-Chair, EDPB, said at PL&B’s conferenc...

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New analysis shows faults with Facebook’s and Google’s GDPR privacy updates

27/06/2018 by:

The Norwegian Consumer Council says that Facebook and Google steer users into sharing vast amounts of information about themselves, through cunning design, privacy invasive defaults, and “take it or leave it” choices. The Council analysed the...

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