Watchdog queries scope of rules on ‘profiling’ under the GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has identified an anomaly between the definition of profiling in the GDPR and how profiling is described in other parts of the Regulation. The ICO has published its findings in a new discussion paper (28-page / 390KB PDF).

Source: Watchdog queries scope of rules on ‘profiling’ under the GDPR

German DPA Publishes English Translation of Standard Data Protection Model

On April 13, 2017, the North Rhine-Westphalia State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information published an English translation of the draft Standard Data Protection Model (“SDM”). The SDM was adopted in November 2016 at the Conference of the Federal and State Data Protection Commissioners.

Source: German DPA Publishes English Translation of Standard Data Protection Model : : Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Working Party Adopts Opinion on Proposed ePrivacy Regulation 

On April 4, 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (the “Working Party”) adopted an Opinion on the Proposed Regulation of the European Commission for the ePrivacy Regulation (the “Proposed ePrivacy Regulation”). The Proposed ePrivacy Regulation is intended to replace the ePrivacy Directive and to increase harmonization of ePrivacy rules in the EU. A regulation is directly applicable in all EU Member States, while a directive requires transposition into national law.

Source: Working Party Adopts Opinion on Proposed ePrivacy Regulation

Germany: DPAs try and find “common and practical approach” with Standard Data Protection Model

The German Federal and State Commissioners (‘the Commissioners’) released, on 14 April 2017, a Standard Data Protection Model (‘SDP Model’), which analyses the interrelation between the legal requirements regarding data processing and the selection and implementation of technical and organisational data protection measures, under existing German law and the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’).

Source: Germany: DPAs try and find “common and practical approach” with Standard Data Protection Model

Is Data Protection Law Growing Teeth? The Current Lack of Sanctions in Data Protection Law and Administrative Fines under the GDPR

This article looks at the current lack of enforcement and sanctions in European Data Protection Law with a particular focus on administrative fines. It identifies reasons for the existing deficits in European Data Protection Law and analyses the potential of the new rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to compensate for those deficits. The article argues that the practical application of the new rules and the coordination of Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) in all member states of the EU are the key to more efficient sanctioning and enforcement through administrative fines.

Source: Is Data Protection Law Growing Teeth? The Current Lack of Sanctions in Data Protection Law and Administrative Fines under the GDPR

e-Privacy Regulation; towards stricter rules for online marketing and IoT communications?

The Article 29 Working Party has issued an Opinion on the draft e-privacy regulation proposed by the European Commission on January 10, 2017 (we have previously commented on the draft regulation ). Among other things, the WP 29 appreciated the choice of a regulation rather than a directive, to make it fully complementary with the GDPR.

Source: EUROPE: e-Privacy Regulation; towards stricter rules for online marketing and IoT communications?

Regulators Comment on Proposed ePrivacy Law Reforms

Things move fast in the world of privacy and data protection. Recently, the collective group of EU data protection authorities, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”), has been particularly active. In addition to publishing guidelines and launching consultations regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), WP29 also released its views on the proposed ePrivacy law reforms, which legislators are aiming to coincide with the commencement of the GDPR. We examine the views of WP29.

Source: Regulators Comment on Proposed ePrivacy Law Reforms

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