News stories posted during May 2018

Which countries will meet the GDPR deadline?

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01/05/2018 by:

This was one of the questions discussed yesterday at Privacy Laws & Business’s conference, Almost there: GDPR National Implementation. Hosted in London by Latham & Watkins LLP (L&W), the conference covered GDPR developments in Spain, Poland, Franc...

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ICO launches consultation on stronger regulatory action and continues with its micro-targeting investigation

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04/05/2018 by:

The Information Commissioner today launched a consultation on stronger powers which are written into the Data Protection Bill currently going through Parliament. The Report stage in the House of Commons has been scheduled for 9th May. Proposed new...

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EDPB ready to operate from 25 May, Buttarelli says

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08/05/2018 by:

The European Data Protection Board is ready to start its work immediately when the GDPR enters into force on 25 May 2018. Speaking at the ASSODPO conference in Milan today, European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli said that the gro...

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House of Commons passes Data Protection Bill with amendments

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10/05/2018 by:

The Data Protection Bill went through the Report stage and third reading in the House of Commons yesterday. What will come next is the so called ‘Ping Pong’ between the Houses before the Bill is adopted. The government’s exemption for immigration...

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Council of Europe modernises Convention 108

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21/05/2018 by:

The Council of Europe adopted, on 18 May, an Amending Protocol which updates its data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”. The modernisation brings the Convention into line with the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and now require...

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UK Data Protection Act receives Royal Assent and enters into force tomorrow

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24/05/2018 by:

The UK Data Protection Bill received Royal Assent on 23 May and its main provisions will commence on 25 May 2018. The UK Act is not limited to GDPR provisions but also covers national security issues and transposes the EU Law Enforcement Directive...

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EDPB starts work and appoints Austria’s DPA as its head

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25/05/2018 by:

The Chair of the European Data Protection Board, (EDPB), Ms Andrea Jelinek, Head of Austria’s Data Protection Authority, said that the Board is fully functioning, despite the fact that not all EU Member States have managed to adopt GDPR adaptation...

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Michel Barnier says no to the UK taking part in the EDPB’s One Stop Shop

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29/05/2018 by:

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said that the UK ICO cannot remain in the European Data Protection Board, EDPB, after Brexit. Barnier also said that the UK would not be able to participate in the One Stop Shop. He said: “Brex...

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