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GDPR update: One Stop Shop (Dutch)

by Dentons on

In this first GDPR Update of 2018, we address the One Stop Shop mechanism. The One Stop Shop mechanism means that, as a main rule, organisations carrying out cross-border personal data processing activities will only have to...more

GDPR Update: One Stop Shop

by Dentons on

In this first GDPR Update of 2018, we address the One Stop Shop mechanism. The One Stop Shop mechanism means that, as a main rule, organisations carrying out cross-border personal data processing activities will only have to...more

Article 29 Working Party Releases Guidelines on Transparency Under the GDPR

by Reed Smith on

On 11 December 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (Art 29 WP) published its draft guidance on transparency. The guidelines are open for consultation until 23 January 2018. The Art 29 WP analyse the elements of transparency...more

Article 29 Working Party Publishes Updated Guidance on Adequacy Referential

by Reed Smith on

On 28 November 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (‘WP29’) published a working document updating its previous guidance on transfers of personal data to third countries (WP12), (‘WP29 Document’). WP29 has reviewed its earlier...more

Article 29 Working Party Releases Guidelines On Consent Under the GDPR

by Reed Smith on

On 28 November 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) published its guidelines on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The guidelines are open for public consultation until 23 January 2018. They...more

What’s up with WHOIS? The GDPR May Limit or Prevent Access to Domain Name Registration Information

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Domain name registrars and registries might soon be changing their mantra from, “I think ICANN,” to, “Maybe ICANN’T,” when it comes to providing publicly available WHOIS information for domain name registrants. New potential...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - December 2017

In this month's edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party's critique of the Privacy Shield and the Sixth Circuit's decision to consider the issue of computer fraud...more

Article 29 Working Party Issues New Guidelines for Binding Corporate Rules

by Reed Smith on

The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has published updated guidelines on Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) to reflect the requirements set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ...more

EU data protection advisory body issues guidance on setting “effective, proportionate and dissuasive” fines under the GDPR

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The EU’s data protection advisory body, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29), has adopted Guidelines on the application and setting of administrative fines for the purposes of the General Data Protection...more

Consent under the GDPR: Official Guidance Now Available

One of the most striking changes to EU privacy law under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (which goes into effect May 25, 2018) is the very strict approach to user consent. For many years, companies operating in...more

EU DPAs and the Future of Privacy Shield

by Alston & Bird on

The Article 29 Working Party group (WP29) of European data protection authorities recently announced that they will legally challenge the adequacy of the Privacy Shield Framework unless the U.S. government addresses certain...more

EU Data Protection Authorities Release Report on Privacy Shield

by King & Spalding on

On November 28, 2017, the statutorily-appointed independent EU advisory body known as the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) released its report following the First Annual Joint Review on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy...more

Privacy Shield: Article 29 Working Party Calls Upon the European Commission and US Authorities to Restart Discussions

On November 28, 2017, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party issued its report on the First Annual Joint Review of the EU-US Privacy Shield, which was conducted on September 18-19, 2017....more

Article 29 Working Party Publishes Privacy Shield Review: Better, But Needs Work

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy released the results of their first review of the EU-US Privacy Shield on Wednesday (6 December 2017). The WP29 has...more

Article 29 Working Party Sets Deadline to Address Privacy Shield Concerns

by Hogan Lovells on

Hot on the heels of the European Commission’s official review of the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, the Article 29 Working Party (Working Party) of EU data protection regulators has issued its own report...more

The WP29 Issues an Ultimatum to Improve the Privacy Shield

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The EU and U.S. competent authorities have one year to implement the recommendations that the Article 29 Working Party (WP29, which is a gathering of all EU national data protection authorities) made in its opinion of...more

The Article 29 Working Party Releases Guidelines on BCRs Under The GDPR

by WilmerHale on

On December 6, 2017, the European Union’s Article 29 Working Party released two sets of guidelines on Binding Corporate Rules (“BCRs”) it had adopted a week earlier. BCRs are internal rules that define a group of companies’...more

ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Picks

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

IAB Europe reported that it “presented a new technical standard to support the digital advertising ecosystem in meeting requirements relating to user consent under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).” The...more

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update Vol. 16

by Jones Day on

UNITED STATES - Regulatory—Policy, Best Practices, and Standards - United States and China Renew Promise Not to Hack - On October 4, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to not engage in targeted hacking. Per a...more

IT/Data Protection Germany Newsletter - Fall 2017 Edition

by Reed Smith on

The Fall 2017 Edition of the quarterly IT & Privacy Newsletter by Reed Smith Germany has just been released. We cover the regulation on cross-border portability of online content services and new case law on employee...more

The Article 29 Working Party Releases Draft Guidelines on the Application and Setting of Administrative Fines

by WilmerHale on

One of the key components of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”) is its stronger enforcement mechanisms. Administrative fines are one of the most powerful parts of the enforcement...more

Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidance on Administrative Fines

by Alston & Bird on

The Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) recently issued much-anticipated guidance on administrative sanctions under the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). This guidance focuses on the holistic factors which...more

Article 29 Working Party Publishes Guidelines on Personal Data Breach Notification

by Reed Smith on

On 3 October 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) published draft guidelines on personal data breach notification (“Guidelines”) under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/279 (“GDPR”). In this blog, we look at...more

GDPR and personal data breaches: what, when, who, and how?

by Dechert LLP on

What is a ‘personal data breach’? First things first, what exactly is a personal data breach? The GDPR defines it as “a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised...more

WP29 Issues Guidelines on Automated Individual Decision-Making and Profiling in the GDPR

by Alston & Bird on

On October 18, 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (the “WP29”) published Guidelines clarifying the new profiling and automated decision-making provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). European Union...more

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