News stories posted during July 2017

Companies’ GDPR readiness not at the level where it should be

03/07/2017 by:

A survey, conducted by Privacy Laws & Business, reveals that less than a half of the respondents have created a breach notification procedure even though breach notification to regulators will be mandatory from next May under the EU Data Protectio...

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PL&B conference gathers together privacy experts from 20+ countries

05/07/2017 by:

Privacy Laws & Business 30th Annual International Conference in Cambridge gathered together the main stakeholders in the data protection field for a three-day event 3-5 July. Speaking yesterday was the UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham,...

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Japan may soon receive an EU adequacy decision

10/07/2017 by:

The EU Commission hopes to issue Japan with an adequacy decision on international data transfers by early 2018. A joint statement of 4 July by Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, and Haruhi Kumazawa, a Commissioner of Japan’s Personal...

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ICO wants a strong international presence regardless of Brexit

10/07/2017 by:

The ICO has issued an international strategy which underlines its aim to retain a strong working relationship with its EU counterparts, as well as form new relationships and learn from other DPAs internationally. The ICO says that it will continue...

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Industry group issues guidance on GDPR legitimate interests

12/07/2017 by:

The Data Protection Network (DPN) has published guidance on legitimate interests under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This practical tool is aimed at helping commercial and not-for-profit organisations to decide whether or not...

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ICO issues record number of PECR penalties

13/07/2017 by:

 The ICO issued, in the past 12 months, more fines for PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations) breaches than ever before. The ICO’s 2016-17 Annual Report, issued today, reveals that the ICO issued 23 penalties totalling £1,923,000....

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