Meet the EU and national decision-makers who feature in PL&B International Reports

Great Expectations, PL&B’s 29th Annual International Conference, starting in three weeks, brings together many of the people and subjects we have featured in PL&B International Reports. See the conference programme for more information.

We will have as speakers the top people from the Data Protection Unit in the European Commission who are currently negotiating the EU-US Privacy Shield, the European Data Protection Supervisor, the Privacy Commissioners from Canada and Japan, and senior staff from the Data Protection Authorities from Belgium, France, and the UK.

Our experts include the top experts from Russia, Singapore (who will speak about Asia), Turkey and Uruguay (who will speak about developments in Latin America).

Several speakers are with us for the first time covering, for example, wearables, connected health, the role of genetic data in personalized medicine and in a changing world, governance models and audits, and preparing for explicit consent.

We even have a session which fits in with the Euro2016 football competition:

  • From elite footballers’ wearable tech in training to health data from everyone’s sports apps
    Jordi Bacaria Martrus, Lawyer, Advocat-Abogado, Managing Partner, and Júlia Bacaria, Advocada, Global Legal Data, Barcelona, Spain

They advise Barcelona Football Club and have kindly arranged for us to use the photo of their players using smart vests in training – see the back page of the conference flyer.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge where you can meet Laura Linkomies, Editor, and other members of the PL&B team.


Stewart Dresner, Publisher

International Report 141

Lead story:

Turkey welcomes the long awaited Data Protection Law

The Law introduces an obligation to register and fines up to €300,000. Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş examines Turkey’s
new data protection law.

Contents also include:

  • Comment: Turkey adopts a law and joins the DP community
  • GDPR countdown starts
  • Central and East European DPAs challenged by new technologies
  • UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy finds resources for his job
  • International transfers under GDPR: Key changes
  • Wearables and health apps need user trust and DPA acceptance
  • Philippines’ Privacy Commission
  • Consumer law strengthens data protection rights in Germany
  • Vietnam strengthens privacy
  • Top 10 tips for biometric data
  • Book Review
  • Ireland challenges model clauses
  • Time to start preparing for GDPR
  • Norway’s DPA lacks independence
  • European Privacy Seal for Quentry
  • Cayman Islands prepares DP bill
  • UN issues study on privacy
  • EU Cyber security Directive in force in August
  • Dynamic IP addresses can be personal data, CJEU says
  • EU revisits e-privacy Directive
  • Umbrella Agreement signed
  • UK Investigatory Powers Bill moves to Lords
  • Finland rules on employer email access
  • EDPS: Privacy Shield is not good enough