Tag Archives: General Data Protection Regulation

House of Commons publishes briefing paper on Brexit and data protection

The House of Commons Library, which aims to provide impartial research and analysis to MPs and their staff, has published a briefing paper on the impact of Brexit on data protection law in the UK (“the Paper”). The Paper summarises the background to EU data protection law and notes that inconsistent implementation of the Data … Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party issues results of GDPR Fablab workshop

Ahead of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Article 29 Working Party earlier this year organised the Fablab workshop. Meeting in Brussels, more than 90 participants gathered to discuss certain operational and practical issues linked to the GDPR with representatives of industry, civil society, academics and relevant associations. Fablab’s objective was to generate … Continue Reading

Bavarian Data Protection Authority issues new guidance paper on handling personal data breaches under the General Data Protection Regulation

On 19 September 2016, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) issued a new guidance paper on handling personal data breaches under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in the course of a series of non-binding guidance papers on selected topics in relation to the GDPR, which the DPA publishes periodically.  The papers can … Continue Reading

Bavarian Data Protection Authority issues new guidance paper on sanctions under the General Data Protection Regulation

On 1 September 2016, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) issued a new guidance paper on sanctions under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in the course of a series of non-binding guidance papers on selected topics in relation to the GDPR, which the DPA publishes periodically, and which can be found on the … Continue Reading

Bavarian Data Protection Authority issues guidance paper on video surveillance under the General Data Protection Regulation

On 6 July 2016, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority issued a brief guidance paper on video surveillance under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). This short paper is the first issue within a series of non-binding guidance papers on selected topics in relation to the GDPR, which the Bavarian Data Protection Authority has planned … Continue Reading

Agreement reached on the GDPR

Earlier this month, we reported the progress of trilogue discussions on the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On 15 December 2015, almost four years after the legislative proposal was originally tabled by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council finally reached agreement, bringing the GDPR one step closer to adoption. The final … Continue Reading

Countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation…

With the festive season now firmly upon us, there are indications that European Union institutions could soon be delivering an early Christmas present to businesses: the conclusion of trilogue negotiations on the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). The GDPR, according to the latest document to come out of Brussels, aims to “reinforce data protection rights … Continue Reading

Another day…another set-back for Europe’s plans for a single market

Plans for a single market have been delivered yet another blow, this time as a result of an ECJ preliminary ruling against a relatively unknown Slovakian company. The court ruled in Weltimmo SRO v. Nemzeti Adatvedelmi es Informacioszabadsag Hatosag, that national data protection authorities (DPAs) may take action against businesses that target residents in their … Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party publishes opinion on draft Data Protection Regulation

Following adoption by the EU Council of the draft General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘draft Regulation’) in June, the Article 29 Working Party has published an opinion based on draft proposals set out by the various EU institutions, and which is likely to be referred to during the trilogue negotiations currently underway. The opinion follows … Continue Reading

Full Speed Ahead for EU Data Protection Reform

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. Coinciding with ‘Data Protection Day’ on 27 January 2014, the European Commission released a memorandum confirming the status of the anticipated reform of the European data protection framework. The promised overhaul of the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) has certainly not been as rapid as hoped, with publication … Continue Reading

European data protection watchdog proposes stricter regulation of profiling

The EU data protection watchdog, Article 29 Working Party (Art. 29 WP), has issued the Advice paper on essential elements of a definition and a provision on profiling within the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The document underlines the significance of creating profiles based on interlinked personal data, especially given the latest developments in geo … Continue Reading

Vote on Draft General Data Protection Regulation due Mid-October

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. The landslide of proposed amendments and the recent debates over the PRISM scandal have pushed back the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) vote on the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation). The vote, initially planned for May 2013, has already been postponed twice (see our … Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Commerce clarifies the rules on U.S.-EU Safe Harbor in Cloud Computing

In April, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) issued a document clarifying the application of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework to cloud computing (the clarification). The ITA believes the Safe Harbor framework is “comprehensive and flexible enough” to cover cloud computing in the same way as other data transfers. ITA reminded those … Continue Reading

The first European Parliament vote on the new data protection regime will be delayed

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. The date of the first binding vote by the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) on the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation), which was initially planned for April-May 2013, has been postponed a second time. During the meeting on May 6, LIBE decided to delay … Continue Reading

European Commission’s published draft General Data Protection Regulation

This post was also written by Nick Tyler. As reported in our January blog on the day of its release, the European Commission has now published a draft General Data Protection Regulation (the “Regulation”) and has sent it to the European Parliament, along with a new draft Directive aimed at protecting personal data in relation … Continue Reading
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