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EU formally approves Uruguay’s adequacy

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05/09/2012 by:

The European Commission issued its decision on 21 August on Uruguay’s adequacy for transfers of personal data from the European Union (Official Journal L 227, 23/08/2012). The Commission says that the legal standards for the protection of personal...

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EU declares that New Zealand’s Privacy Act is “adequate”

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20/12/2012 by:

The European Commission announced on 19th December that it had on that day recognised New Zealand’s Privacy Act as “adequate”. This decision follows more than 10 years of studies, the first of which was conducted by Privacy Laws & Business. These...

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EU to start adequacy talks with Japan and Korea

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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

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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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UK will ensure unhindered international data flows, Data Protection Minister says

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02/02/2017 by:

The government is committed to bringing the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into force in full by May 2018 and will bring forward legislation in the next parliamentary session to amend the Data Protection Act 1998. Giving evidence at the Hous...

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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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EU LIBE committee still critical about EU-US Privacy Shield

25/07/2017 by:

“Deficiencies still remain and must be urgently resolved to ensure that the Privacy Shield does not suffer from critical weaknesses”, says Claude Moraes, Chair, the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE),...

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UK government seeks interim solution to international data flows

24/08/2017 by:

The exchange and protection of personal data , the UK government’s paper, published today, suggests that it is important to agree now a UK-EU model for international data transfers in order to avoid any disruption to business in the future. The...

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ICO welcomes draft DP Bill and commitment to GDPR

10/10/2017 by:

Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, says that she welcomes the government’s intention to implement the GDPR but her general approach to derogations is to introduce them only when they are necessary for the effective functioning of the GDPR...

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Lords predict many amendments to draft Data Protection Bill

11/10/2017 by:

The draft Data Protection Bill, which received its second reading in the House of Lords yesterday, will combine the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the so-called Police Directive into one legislative package, which makes the bill...

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EU Commission: EU-US Privacy Shield works but implementation can be improved

19/10/2017 by:

The European Commission yesterday confirmed that the EU-US Privacy Shield survives as a method for international data transfers. In its First Annual Review, the Commission states that the arrangement provides an adequate level of protection. The U...

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