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

by Dentons on

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)

by Dentons on

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

by Alston & Bird on

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

by WilmerHale on

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

Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield: Key Similarities, Key Distinctions with the EU-U.S. Approach

by White & Case LLP on

On April 12, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Administration ("ITA") will begin accepting self-certifications for the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield ("Swiss Privacy Shield"). The Swiss Privacy Shield replaces the U.S.-Swiss...more

Privacy Shield: Recent Developments

by White & Case LLP on

The Article 29 Working Party has released new procedural documentation concerning complaints under the Privacy Shield scheme, comprising rules of procedure and a form for individuals to submit complaints. This comes against a...more

EU Data Privacy Rules and Penalties Reach America: Are You Ready?

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

What is European Data Privacy Law and why does it impact California and other U.S. based companies? The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Article 8, protects everybody’s personal information. ...more

The Digital Download - Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security Newsletter – March 2017

by Alston & Bird on

Spanish Ministry of Justice Launches Public Consultation on GDPR. On February 7, 2017, the Spanish Ministry of Justice launched a public consultation as a preliminary step before drafting a new bill implementing the General...more

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update Vol. 13

by Jones Day on

On December 28, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services ("DFS") released a revised version of a proposed regulation that would require banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions...more

Italy Imposes Record Data Protection Fines

by Alston & Bird on

On March 10, Italy’s data protection authority, Il Garante per la protezione dei dati personali (the “Garante”), announced that it had ordered fines totaling more than €11 million on five companies operating in the money...more

The Validity of EU-U.S. Personal Data Export Tools: A Pending Issue

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Between the cancellation of the Safe Harbor by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the adoption of the Privacy Shield, a number of data exporters have relied on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) as the...more

EU Data Protection Authorities Approve Google’s Cloud Commitments for International Data Transfers

by Reed Smith on

Google has announced that the EU data protection authorities have reviewed and confirmed its Google Cloud services’ contractual commitments as fully compliant with the EU requirements for transferring personal data to third...more

CNIL Launches Second Round of Public Consultation on GDPR

by Alston & Bird on

Last week, the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) launched the second round of a public consultation on the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The first public consultation was launched in June 2016 and...more

It’s Not Too Early! ICO Guidance Regarding Consent Under GDPR

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) goes into effect in a little over fourteen months and from a quick glance at our bullet points analysis you can see there is a lot to consider. One crucial...more

Bavarian Data Protection Authority Issues Its “7th Activity Report 2015/2016”

by Reed Smith on

On 3 March 2017, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht – “DPA”) issued a 160-page 7th activity report (Tätigkeitsbericht), covering years 2015 and 2016. The activity report has...more

"Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - February 2017"

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we look at a series of recent court rulings regarding standing in privacy cases, most of which suggest plaintiffs will continue to have a difficult time establishing...more

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