On 12 May, the Advocate General’s (AG) opinion in Case C-582/14 Patrick Breyer v Germany was released, stating that dynamic IP addresses should be considered personal data for the purposes of EU data protection law. Although opinions of the AG are not binding on the Court of Justice of the European Union, whose full judgment
Update on the UK’s Information Commissioner, IP Addresses and Russia’s ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Laws
With the Privacy Shield, the Umbrella Agreement and the GDPR capturing significant attention, it would be easy to overlook some of the other important developments that have taken place in the data protection sphere. We have rounded up some of the main stories.
Next UK Information Commissioner announced
Pending the formal approval process, Elizabeth Denham (Information and Privacy Commissioner, British Columbia, Canada) is scheduled to take over from Christopher Graham as the UK’s next Information Commissioner. Minister for Data Protection Baroness Neville-Rolfe, has commended Ms. Denham on her proactive approach to enforcing data protection law, and acknowledged her “track record of working with business and other stakeholders”. Ms. Denham’s appointment should take place in June as Mr. Graham’s term of office ends 28 June.
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The European Court of Justice rules twice in one day on data protection issues: Emerging clarity and consistency is in everyone’s interests.
“You wait for ages for one and then two turn up at the same time!” The European Court of Justice issued two significant rulings this past November.
The first addressed the manner in which Spain enacted the Data Protection Directive. In Asociación Nacional de Establecimientos Financieros de Crédito (ASNEF) v Administración del Estado (C-468/10) and…