News stories posted during February 2016

Government plans to amend PECR in order to fight nuisance calls

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01/02/2016 by:

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) proposes that direct marketing callers will be required to provide valid Calling Line Identification (CLI) in order to make it easier for individuals to report unwanted marketing calls. The...

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No deal yet for EU-US data transfers

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02/02/2016 by:

Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, addressed the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee yesterday evening, 1 February, to inform the MEPs of the state of play in the negotiations. “Negotiations are still ongoing, including at the...

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Political agreement found for new EU-US data transfer deal

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03/02/2016 by:

The EU Commission announced yesterday that it has finalised negotiations with the United States on a renewed framework for transatlantic data flows of personal data. While the European Commission claims that this will create legal certainty for...

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CNIL gives Facebook 3 months to fix consent or face sanctions

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10/02/2016 by:

France’s Data Protection Regulator, the CNIL, has issued Facebook with a formal notice which states that it expects the company to comply with France’s Data Protection Act within three months. The issue in question is about fair collection of...

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What will the new European Data Protection Board mean for companies?

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15/02/2016 by:

The EU Data Protection Authorities have published their Article 29 DP Working Party programme. It highlights the level of cooperation needed and the importance of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) which will replace the Article 29 DP Worki...

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ICO takes a pragmatic view on transatlantic data transfers

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19/02/2016 by:

The UK ICO says that while waiting for the possible adoption of the EU-US Privacy Shield, organisations can continue to use other tools such as Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules to transfer personal data to the US....

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Catalan Data Protection Authority launches Data Protection by Design competition

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19/02/2016 by:

Barbarà Fondevila, Maria Àngels, Director, Catalan Data Protection Authority, based in Barcelona, has launched a competition to find an app or technological solution developed anywhere that best showcases “applications or systems that improve the...

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Poland’s DPA says enforcement against ex-Safe Harborites is a possibility

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22/02/2016 by:

Poland’s Data Protection Commissioner, Dr Edyta Bielak-Jomaa, has issued a statement which says that in the absence of a new framework for EU-US data transfers, the authority is prepared to consider any complaints in this regard, even if they were...

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German consumer law creating new DP rights enters into force today

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24/02/2016 by:

Germany’s “Act to Improve the Civil Enforcement of Consumer Protection Provisions of Data Protection Law”, published on 17 February and entering into force today, 24 February 2016, enables consumer protection associations to file privacy cases in...

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EU Commission issues Privacy Shield details and draft adequacy decision

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29/02/2016 by:

The "adequacy decision" for EU-US personal data transfers, drafted by the EU Commission, as well as the texts that will constitute the EU-US Privacy Shield have been published today. The EU Commission concludes that the United States ensures an ...

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ICO publishes its objectives for 2016-2019

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29/02/2016 by:

The new ICO corporate plan highlights the preparations needed due to the EU DP Regulation entering into force in 2018.  As one of its strategic goals, the ICO says that the law, technology and public policy need to be developed and deployed...

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EU Commission issues Privacy Shield details and draft adequacy decision

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29/02/2016 by:

The "adequacy decision" for EU-US personal data transfers, drafted by the EU Commission, as well as the texts that will constitute the EU-US Privacy Shield have been published today. The EU Commission concludes that the United States ensures an ...

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