GDPR, CCPA factoring into more M&A deals

EU and California privacy laws have become major factors for corporate executives weighing mergers and acquisitions, amid increased fears of regulatory scrutiny and potentially enormous fines. To read more: Click here

Meet our Japanese Partner: Queserser

Today the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan enters into force and so did the EU-Japan adequacy decision last 23 January 2019. To celebrate this occasion, EDPO is happy to announce its partnership with Queserser to assist Japanese companies with the appointment of a EU Representative. Check out our website in Japanese:

More than 95,000 complaints from citizens across the continent.

Since the entry into force of the GDPR, EU Data Protection Authorities have received up to 95.000 complaints from citizens.

On Friday 25 January 2019, the European Commission published a Joint Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans, Vice-President Ansip, Commissioners Jourová and Gabriel ahead of Data Protection Day which stated the following: 

Emailing confidential data to colleagues may be criminal offence

On 8 January 2019 the Criminal Court of Cassation confirmed a Milan Court of Appeal judgment which had found that an employee who had emailed confidential data to a colleague who was not authorised to access said information had committed the crime of unauthorised access to a computer system under Article 615ter of the Italian Criminal Code. To read more : Click here

EDPB’s Guidelines on the Territorial Scope of the GDPR: Key Takeaways for non-EU Companies

On November 23, 2018, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”, previously known as the Article 29 Working Party) published Guidelines on the territorial scope of the GDPR (Article 3) (“Guidelines”). A public consultation on these draft Guidelines was open until January 18, 2019.

The Guidelines provide some clarification on several topics of interest for non-EU companies that are impacted by the GDPR :