Russia’s new Data Localisation Law went live yesterday on 1 September. Many companies with operations in Russia are scratching their heads about how to comply.
The Basics -
The new law applies to businesses with a...more
Russia has, today, implemented a Data Localisation Law. It requires information about Russian citizens to be stored in Russia and many businesses are concerned about how best to comply. There has also been some recent...more
A recent High Court case took a very robust stance on the issue of DSARs (Data Subject Access Requests) being used to fuel litigation.
An individual can make a DSAR to request access to any of his/her personal...more
Forum shopping (i.e. where businesses pick and choose the most privacy-friendly EU state to set up shop) has always been a somewhat unique side effect of EU data privacy law. Then last year saw the Google Spain case where the...more
It has been reported today by the Reuters news agency that the European Commission is working with the US on the final details of a commercial data-sharing deal. We believe this will be the updated Safe Harbor regime which...more
This week, Google has been granted permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court as part of the decision in Google Inc. v. Vidal-Hall & Others (2015). This is about rights to claim compensation for breaches of the Data...more
If you kids ask that one more time...
Well, I think it’s only fair for us poor Data Protection kids in Europe to have been asking this on repeated occasions over the last three and a half years. It’s certainly a...more
The ECJ heard arguments, this week, in the action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner that Safe Harbor should be declared invalid. The case was originally brought by Austrian law student, Max Schrems....more
It has been reported that a wind turbine which is deployed across the energy sector worldwide has been hacked. Due to a software bug, an attacker can get the user name and password from the browser. This can allow admin...more
UK Chancellor, George Osborne, announced yesterday, a £10 million boost from government for digital currency such as Bitcoin. This was part of the UK “Budget” speech. It aims to put London and the UK at the centre of...more
The Article 29 Working Party published new Guidelines on the Right to be Forgotten on 26 November 2014. This is the latest chapter in the story which began with the Google Spain case. In that case, the Court of Justice of...more
The recent IAPP Congress in Brussels provided a platform to bring out the “big guns” on privacy. Needless to say, the said “big guns” did not always agree with each other. Here is our “30,000 feet” view of their privacy...more
Will it happen? Well, “if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck then its probably a duck”. All the indications are that the Regulation will happen. We have to assume it will. This echoes the...more
The Russian Parliament has just passed new rules requiring personal data of Russians to be stored in Russia. This could mean that the big US IT vendors and other businesses that service Russian consumers will have to invest...more
There has been a debate as to whether the new Regulation is actually going to happen. The clear view from the European Commission and the European Data Protection Supervisor is that the Regulation will happen and the European...more
The UK Government has launched a new cyber security certification framework called “Cyber Essentials“.
This is part of a continuing effort to get business to take cyber security seriously in the wake of the recent...more
Today, the European Parliament voted through the new EU Data Protection reform package (621 in favour of the new Regulation and 10 against with 22 abstentions). It’s a clear endorsement of the proposals. The EU press release...more
The Council of the EU has been busy discussing the draft Regulation this week. There is a press release and press conference to go with it. So what’s new?...more
Last week, the FTC announced that it had settled with a gaming company that falsely claimed to be certified under the US Safe Harbor. The Safe Harbor agreement is a self-certification arrangement under which you can transfer...more
Since the revelations of Edward Snowden, there has been a wave of data privacy repercussions in Europe. Snowden, the former CIA employee and US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, disclosed top secret NSA documents...more