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First Judgment on GDPR by German Administrative Court

by Reed Smith on

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will become applicable 25 May 2018. Even though the GDPR entered into force 24 May 2016, its provisions will be binding and enforceable only from 25 May 2018. In advance of the...more

The single authorization regarding the processing of personal data resulting from the Sapin II Law is finally applicable

by DLA Piper on

Through its Decision No. 2017-191 dated 22 June, 2017 (published in the Official Journal on 25 July , 2017), the French Data Protection Authority ("CNIL") amended the Single Authorization No. AU-004 on whistleblowing systems....more

GDPR Update: Data Processors (Dutch)

by Dentons on

In this GDPR Update we address the position of the data processor. The position of the data processor will be analysed from the perspective of the processor itself, as well as from the perspective of the data controller....more

GDPR Update: Data Processors

by Dentons on

Distinction between the data controller and the data processor - In this GDPR Update we address the position of the data processor. The position of the data processor will be analysed from the perspective of the processor...more

CNIL Decision on Whistleblower Hotlines

by Bryan Cave on

France's data protection authority, the CNIL – the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés -- recently published a decision (n° 2017-191) setting out new guidelines with respect to whistleblower hotlines. The...more

Be Prepared: Update on EU Employment Data Privacy Laws

Global companies face stricter rules on employee data privacy, in particular when using social media and internal monitoring tools. It also now becomes clearer that many EU Member States will use the opening clause of Art. 88...more

Fines Under GDPR – German DPAs Provide Guidance

by Reed Smith on

The German Data Protection Authorities (“DPAs”) released a paper on fines under Art. 83 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in July 2017. Fines are hanging like a Sword of Damocles over the organizations that are...more

The General Data Protection Regulation – Top 10 Considerations

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The clock is ticking and in less than a year the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in full force. Companies should be getting ready now in order to avoid hefty fines for violations (up to...more

Bavarian DPA Has Released GDPR Implementation Audit Questionnaire

by Reed Smith on

The Bavarian Data Protection Authority (“Bavarian DPA”) has published an English-language version of a GDPR implementation audit questionnaire (“Questionnaire”). The Questionnaire has been previously released in...more

UK Data Regulator Reveals Sweeping International Strategy

The UK is committed to promoting itself as a global data protection gateway, with high standards of data protection law and practice, according to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) newly released international...more

ICO Publishes International Strategy

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has released its International Strategy 2017-2021 (“Strategy”). The Strategy supports its Information Rights Strategic Plan, which we reported on earlier this year. The first...more

IT/Data Protection Germany Newsletter

by Reed Smith on

As you know, the newsletter has moved to Reed Smith together with the Olswang team. We are very happy to send you the first Reed Smith issue of our quarterly IT/Privacy newsletter today. Much of it remains the same, some...more

Update AVGB: Rechten van betrokkenen (inzage, rectificatie en overdraagbaarheid) (Dutch)

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When processing personal data, organisations are obliged to inform data subjects on their rights. As set out in our previous GDPR Update, the introduction of the GDPR substantially affects the existing information obligation...more

GDPR Update: Rights of Data Subjects (access, rectification and portability)

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As a follow-up to last month’s update in this June edition of the GDPR Update, we again discuss certain data subjects’ rights. This time we will go into the right to access, rectification and data portability....more

The Italian Data Protection Authority restricts the monitoring of employees’ internet access and e-mail use

by Bryan Cave on

The Italian Data Protection Authority (“IDPA”) issued its first decision interpreting the amended Section 4 of the “Workers’ Bill of Rights,” concerning the monitoring of employees’ internet access and e-mail use. In...more

Ten practical steps companies should take to implement GDPR

by Bryan Cave on

For those looking to implement GDPR ahead of time, here's a quick round up of the steps you should be looking to take. With the regulation only going into force 25 May 2018, there’s still time time to implement GDPR....more

CIPL Produces Roadmap for Potential Certification Standards Under GDPR

by Reed Smith on

As part of its GDPR Implementation Project, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (‘CIPL’) has released a discussion paper on certifications, seals and marks. The paper stresses the benefits of certifications that can...more

Big Changes May Be Coming to Argentina’s Data Protection Laws

by Bryan Cave on

Two important changes are underway if you do business in Argentina. In 2003, Argentina was the first Latin American country to be recognized as an adequate country by the European Commission....more

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update Vol. 14

by Jones Day on

New York Attorney General Announces Record Number of Data Breach Notices in 2016 - On March 21, 2017, the New York Attorney General's Office announced that it received 1,300 reported data breaches in 2016—a 60 percent...more

EU regulators welcome stricter rules on cookies and direct marketing

by White & Case LLP on

The European Commission has published a draft Regulation regarding cookies and electronic direct marketing. EU regulators have publicly welcomed the proposal, which has potentially significant consequences for all businesses...more

GPDR Effective Date and Geographical Scope of Application

The GDPR will apply as of May 25, 2018. It provides a single set of very innovative rules directly applicable in the entire European Union (EU), without the need for national implementing measures—which means that any...more

Germany Implements GDPR

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Well ahead of the implementation deadline for the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Parliament (Bundestag) passed a new Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) on April 27, 2017. The...more

Launch of Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework Announced by US Secretary of Commerce

by Revision Legal on

International commerce is a huge business, but one of the challenges involved in conducting international business is that different countries may have different laws concerning privacy and the handling of personal data. Many...more

Processor BCRs Under the GDPR: Realizing the Potential

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Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) are an intracompany code of conduct that regulates the principles and rules that apply to the processing and transfer of personal data within a company group, including cross-border. BCRs were...more

Data Protection Impact Assessments under GDPR: Article 29 Working Party Adopts Draft Guidelines

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) requirements are coming into focus quickly as EU data protection authorities continue to issue guidance on different aspects of the law. On April 4, 2017, the Article 29...more

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