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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 DPAs: In the absence of the EU-US Privacy Shield, BCRs can be used for now / GDPR to be adopted tomorrow

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13/04/2016 by:

EU DPAs:  In the absence of the EU-US Privacy Shield, BCRs can be used for now In a press conference today, the Chair of the EU Data Protection Working Party, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin (also President of France’s DPA, the CNIL), said that the...

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European Parliament adopts Data Protection Regulation: Enters into force by July

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14/04/2016 by:

The European Parliament’s plenary session this afternoon adopted the EU Data Protection Regulation. It is expected that it will enter into force by July, 20 days after its publication in the EU Official Journal. Its provisions will be directly...

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UK ICO urges US to answer DPAs’ Privacy Shield questions

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29/04/2016 by:

The UK Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, says that the questions the EU DPA’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party posed on the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield should be answered as a first priority. “The Article 29 Group has posed...

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EU DP Regulation in force 25 May 2018: Time to start preparing for compliance

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05/05/2016 by:

The EU Data Protection Regulation was published in the European Union’s Official Journal yesterday, and will enter into force on 25 May 2018. Together with EU Regulation 2016/679, the European Commission has published the text of the so-called...

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CNIL launches GDPR consultation

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20/06/2016 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has started a consultation on some of the GDPR (EU Data Protection Regulation) issues in order to help the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (DPWP) in its work. The President of the CNIL,...

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Government gives green light to GDPR implementation

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04/11/2016 by:

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (CMS), Karen Bradley MP, told the CMS Select Committee on 24 October about her meeting at the Department for Exiting the European Union with the Secretary of State, and discussion about...

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DPAs to issue GDPR guidance by the end of December

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01/12/2016 by:

EU Data Protection Authorities are promising to issue the first parts of their guidance on the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) soon after their plenary meeting on 12-13 December. Guidance can be expected on Data Protection Officers (DPOs), da...

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EU DPAs issue GDPR guidance on data portability, DPOs and lead authority

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16/12/2016 by:

The EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted, during its 12-13 December meeting: • Guidelines and FAQs on the right to Data Portability, • Guidelines and FAQs on Data Protection Officers (DPOs) and • Guidelines and FAQs on the Lead...

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MEPs call for more guidance on GDPR

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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 DPAs consult on Data Protection Impact Assessments

19/04/2017 by:

The EU Article 29 Working Party is inviting comments on its proposed guidelines on Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs). DPIAs are mandatory under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when processing is “likely to result in a hig...

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Germany on its way to adopting a GDPR implementation Act

28/04/2017 by:

The German Bundestag yesterday adopted the Bill on the adjustment of the Federal Data Protection Act (DSAnpUG-EU) to implement the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Now it is up to the Federal Council to approve the law, whi...

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EDPS addresses DPOs in Italy

08/05/2017 by:

Speaking at the ASSO DPO conference in Milan today, Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor said that  everyone needs to do their homework on the EU General Data Protection Regulation - DPOs, national legislators and Data Protecti...

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May 2018 deadline for EU e-Privacy Regulation may be unrealistic

19/05/2017 by:

The EU Council’s Maltese Presidency’s progress report on the EU Commission’s proposal for an e-Privacy Regulation reveals that while Member States are still preparing their national positions, some delegations are already asking for greater...

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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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