News stories posted during January 2017

Argentina amends its DP Act to facilitate international transfers

05/01/2017 by:

Argentina has adopted a new regulation on international transfers of personal data which allows companies to use model contract clauses.   Pablo Palazzi, partner at the law firm Allende & Brea in Buenos Aires, Argentina, says that under the new...

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EU to start adequacy talks with Japan and Korea

11/01/2017 by:

The EU Commission sets the strategic framework for "adequacy decisions" as well as other tools for data transfers and international data protection instruments in its Communication published yesterday, 10 January. The Commission says that it will...

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US and Switzerland sign Privacy Shield agreement

13/01/2017 by:

The United States and Switzerland, on 12 January 2017, agreed the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework as a valid legal mechanism to comply with Swiss requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States. The Swiss-US...

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ICO now in charge of TPS

17/01/2017 by:

Starting this month, the ICO is now running the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) which provides individuals with the opportunity to opt out from telephone marketing. The move supports the ICO’s active stance in enforcing the Privacy and Electron...

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ICO updates its GDPR guidance

18/01/2017 by:

The ICO has added some information to its GDPR guidance document, indicating the areas where the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party will issue guidance, and areas on which the ICO is currently concentrating. The ICO aims to publish guidan...

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MEPs call for more guidance on GDPR

25/01/2017 by:

Speaking at the CPDP conference in Brussels today, Axel Voss, MEP and member of the European Parliament's LIBE committee said that there is an urgent need for more interpretations on the GDPR. He said that the DPAs should clarify concepts very...

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EU-US Privacy Shield threatened by Trump executive order

27/01/2017 by:

President Trump's Executive Order from yesterday would take away privacy protection from non-US citizens in the US, and thus put the EU-US Privacy Shield in danger. Jan Philip Albrecht, MEP, tweeted yesterday at the CPDP conference on hearing the...

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