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Mutual EU-Japan adequacy decision now in force

23/01/2019 by:

The adequacy framework for the transfer of personal data between Japan and the European Union, the first on a mutual basis, has been adopted and applies to both sides as of today, 23 January 2019. Haruhi Kumazawa, Personal Information Protection...

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Google fined €50 million in France for GDPR breach about consent

21/01/2019 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has today announced a 50 million euro fine on Google LLC for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the  personalisation of advertisements. The case was...

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Spain approves GDPR-style law but not yet in force 

27/11/2018 by:

Spain’s Senate approved last week the law that will complement the GDPR. The text of the law has not yet been published. The adoption of the law has been delayed because, among other reasons, Spain’s legislature took the opportunity to add...

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Finland updates its DP law according to the GDPR

19/11/2018 by:

Finland finally adopted its new GDPR-style law on 13 November. The delay was partly caused by deliberations on the role of the Data Protection Ombudsman (equivalent of Privacy Commissioner) in imposing administrative fines. It was argued that to...

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DPAs debate data ethics in Brussels at their 40th Conference and adopt AI declaration

26/10/2018 by:

The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC), which convened in Brussels this week, has adopted a declaration on ethics and data protection in artificial intelligence (AI). The DPAs are determined to contribut...

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