Facebook faces seven separate data-protection investigations in the Republic as the data protection commissioner looks to take advantage of new rules that allow her office to impose hefty fines. To read more: Click here
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
Throughout the month of January, the Presidency organised several WP TELE meetings with a view to analyse in depth some of the outstanding issues for the ePrivacy proposal (ePR). To read more: Click here
Do you have a clear place of business and/or a DPO, and/or EU Representative? Not having these could require processing of GDPR complaints from jurisdictions with both different spoken languages and additional privacy regulations. To read more : Click here.
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: https://www.edpo.jp/
The teaching material has been developed by the Zurich University of Teacher Education (PHZH) at the request of the canton’s data protection watchdog, Bruno Baeriswyl, who believes that young people in particular are not enough aware of the consequences of sharing personal data.
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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:Read more about More than 95,000 complaints from citizens across the continent.
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
In 2006 the Council of Europe launched a Data Protection Day to be celebrated each year on 28 January, the date on which the Council of Europe’s data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”, was opened to signature. Data Protection Day is now celebrated globally and is called Privacy Day outside Europe.
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 :Read more about EDPB’s Guidelines on the Territorial Scope of the GDPR: Key Takeaways for non-EU Companies