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DPAs: Full steam ahead at the European Data Protection Board

03/07/2018 by:

The GDPR’s cooperation and consistency mechanism will now be put to a test at the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) which is already dealing with more than 20 cross-border cases. Willem Debeuckelaere, Vice-Chair, EDPB, said at PL&B’s conferenc...

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New analysis shows faults with Facebook’s and Google’s GDPR privacy updates

27/06/2018 by:

The Norwegian Consumer Council says that Facebook and Google steer users into sharing vast amounts of information about themselves, through cunning design, privacy invasive defaults, and “take it or leave it” choices. The Council analysed the...

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

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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Council of Europe modernises Convention 108

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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EDPB ready to operate from 25 May, Buttarelli says

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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