From April 1, 2018, all new cars in the European Union (EU) must be equipped with eCall technology.
What is eCall?
eCall is a service designed to provide quick emergency response. In the event of a serious accident, the in-vehicle … Continue Reading
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 November 28, 2017 to … Continue Reading
On October 18, 2017, the European Commission issued its report on the first annual review of the EU- U.S. Privacy Shield, aimed at allowing personal data transfer from the EU to the U.S. through the implementation of a data … Continue Reading
On September 15, 2017, the Trump White House released a Press Release regarding the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield—reiterating that they “firmly believe that the upcoming review [of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield] will demonstrate the strength of the American promise to protect … Continue Reading
Back in January 2016 Sarah Thompson reported on the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) which ruled in favour of an employer who had terminated an employee’s employment, after investigating his misuse of a company email account.
Earlier this week, … Continue Reading
In early 2017, the EU Commission published a communication about “Exchanging and Protecting Personal Data in a Globalized World” in which the EU Commission prioritizes discussions on possible adequacy decision with key trading partners, starting from Japan and … Continue Reading
The UK Government will introduce a new Data Protection Bill (the “Bill”) this year. As highlighted in the Queen’s speech back in June, the Government has committed to introduce the new law and, on Monday, published a Statement of Intent… Continue Reading
The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (comprising representatives from the data protection regulators in each EU Member State, the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Commission) has issued an opinion on data processing at work (2/2017) (the Opinion). … Continue Reading
In June the ICO updated its Subject Access Code of Practice, which gives guidance to data controllers on how to respond to subject access requests from data subjects. The Code itself is not legally binding, but provides advice on … Continue Reading
The UK government launched its 5-year National Cyber Security Strategy in November 2016, investing a reported £1.9 billion to protect UK businesses from cyber-attacks and make the country the safest place to live and do business online. This strategy has … Continue Reading
On May 18, 2017, the European Commission imposed a “proportionate and deterrent” fine of €110 million on Facebook for providing misleading information during the Commission’s investigation under the EU merger control rules of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp. This … Continue Reading
It has been less than three years since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided that people have the right to have incorrect information about them removed from online search engine results. However, this so-called … Continue Reading
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 safest … Continue Reading
The GDPR harmonizes data protection laws across the EU and updates the current 20-year-old regime to take account of globalization and the ever-changing technology landscape. It will apply not only to EU companies, but to any company processing the personal … Continue Reading
The European Commission very recently presented two draft implementing decisions amending the existing adequacy decision on standard contractual clauses.
These drafts were presented to the Article 31 Committee, which is composed of Members State representatives who assist the European Commission … Continue Reading
A study by the International Association of Privacy Professionals has found that 28,000 data protection officers (DPO) will be needed in the next two years for companies to comply with the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By the … Continue Reading
The EU’s Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”) came into effect on July 3, 2016 replacing the EU’s Market Abuse Directive. Unlike the Directive, the MAR has direct effect in each EU member state, including the UK.
The MAR, a civil market … Continue Reading
After its first draft of February 29, 2016, the European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield adequacy decision on July 12, 2016. The first draft was adopted after the cancellation of the Safe Harbor by the Court of Justice of … Continue Reading
The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield has been formally adopted by the European Commission, enabling U.S. companies who sign up to the framework to receive personal data from the EU. The new deal replaces the previous Safe Harbor framework, which was invalidated… Continue Reading
September 27, 2016 | London
Learn more about data protection laws in light of BREXIT. The conference is designed for in-house counsel, risk managers, security officers, regulatory and compliance officers, directors, financial officers, information officers, human resource officers and managers … Continue Reading
The European Commission adopted on July 12, 2016 its long-awaited decision recognizing the U.S. Privacy Shield as providing adequate protection for personal data of EU citizens transferred to the United States. The Privacy Shield is a set of rules and … Continue Reading
While we wait to see what the BREXIT result will mean for the UK’s data protection regime, it is important to recognize that the result will not change anything immediately. The exact nature of the post-BREXIT UK-EU relationship will influence … Continue Reading
Following twenty-seven EU and U.S. non-profit organizations in their letter of March 16, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) in its opinion n° 01/2016 of April 13 and the EU Parliament in its resolution of May 26, it is now … Continue Reading
Since 2013 revelations about U.S. mass surveillance, the transfers of personal data between the EU and the U.S. have encountered regular legal threats: cancellation of the Safe Harbor by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the … Continue Reading