News stories posted during January 2016

EDPS publishes priorities and work programme for 2016

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08/01/2016 by:

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) plans to comment on the EU Commission’s Implementing  Decision on EU-US data flows (Commission Communication COM(2015) 566); monitor developments for a new arrangement for transatlantic data transfers...

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Business leaders urge EU and US to meet Safe Harbor deadline

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19/01/2016 by:

BusinessEurope, the US Chamber of Commerce, DigitalEurope and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) have written to EU negotiators and President Obama stressing how important it is to find a solution before the end of the month....

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FOIA may be extended to apply to information about public services provided by contractors

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22/01/2016 by:

Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake proposes that major contractors would fall under the FOIA. The Bill, Freedom of Information (Public Interest and Transparency) Bill, introduced with all-party support on 19 January under the 10-minute rule, proposes t...

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EU GDPR implementation: Many obstacles to tackle

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27/01/2016 by:

In a panel discussion at the CPDP conference today in Brussels, Bruno Gencarelli from the European Commission said that the Commission would now look into developing tools for compliance such as codes of conduct. Jan  Philip Albrecht from the...

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EU will announce on Monday whether new Safe Harbor agreement has been found

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28/01/2016 by:

In a feisty exchange of words with Paul Nemitz, Director at European Commission for Fundamental Rights, US Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill  said today at the CDPD conference in Brussels that 'there are very good proposals on the table now, ...

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Facebook v. Belgian DPA case to go to appeal and a German case moves up to the Federal Court

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29/01/2016 by:

Willem Debeuckelaere, President, Belgium’s Privacy Commission has informed PL&B that the Facebook v. Belgian DPA case (PL&B International Report December 2015 p.1) is to go to the Appeal Court. The hearing is scheduled for 11 May. The wider EU...

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