Category Archives: IAPP

Is data protection adequacy on the cards after Brexit?
Is data protection adequacy on the cards after Brexit?

Even the UK’s own ICO isn’t so sure. On Oct. 23, Margot James, the U.K.’s digital minister, finally admitted to a House of Commons select committee that she could not categorically guarantee an adequacy agreement with the EU.

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Vestager on the intersection of data and competition
Vestager on the intersection of data and competition

“We have to look dangerous.” So said European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager when she sat down to talk the future of data and competition with The Privacy Advisor’s Jennifer Baker at Globsec 2018 in Slovakia.

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What does the newly signed Convention 108+ mean for UK adequacy?
What does the newly signed Convention 108+ mean for UK adequacy?

The more properly entitled the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, signed by 20 states on Oct.10, has been given an overhaul to bring it into line with the General Data Protection Regulation.

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The new EU “disinformation” code of conduct: will it satisfy MEPs?
The new EU “disinformation” code of conduct: will it satisfy MEPs?

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other online ad giants in Europe have signed up to a new, voluntary code of conduct to tackle disinformation online. The move comes as MEPs grow increasingly uneasy about potential disruption to next year’s European Parliament elections.

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Calls for action ahead of European elections following Facebook revelations
Calls for action ahead of European elections following Facebook revelations

Following the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, and just 8 months ahead of the  elections, MEPs are worried about malicious interference via Facebook.

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What’s the definition of a GDPR complaint? Spoiler alert: no one knows
What’s the definition of a GDPR complaint? Spoiler alert: no one knows

In June, GDPR complaints reported by DPAs varied widely, from 756 in Poland and 1,124 in the U.K., to just two in Sweden, and only three in Belgium. So what is at the heart of such a discrepancy? The best answer seems …

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Suspend Privacy Shield unless US fully complies demands EuroParl
Suspend Privacy Shield unless US fully complies demands EuroParl

While the U.S. was busy celebrating Independence Day July 4 with barbecues and fireworks, the European Parliament was debating the future of the Privacy Shield deal. The conclusion? Today, Parliament voted for its suspension. The non-binding resolution was passed 303 to …

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EU approaching adequacy deals with Japan, Korea
EU approaching adequacy deals with Japan, Korea

Last month, European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová went on an official visit to Asia, with stops in Japan and the Republic of Korea. Her aim? To make concrete progress on data flows as the European bloc looks at how to …

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Will Bulgaria get ePrivacy done in time? Doesn’t look good
Will Bulgaria get ePrivacy done in time? Doesn’t look good

Earlier this month the current Bulgarian Presidency of the European Council sent out a “progress report” on the draft ePrivacy regulation, and the question on everyone’s lips was whether there would be a general approach before Bulgaria gives up the …

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