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Dutch “Data Pro Code” Approved

On August 27, 2020, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) announced it approved the “Data Pro Code,” a code of conduct drafted by industry association NLdigital.

This Code is the first code of conduct approved by the Dutch DPA under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Code includes, among other things, a series of practical GDPR compliance tools, such as the “Data Pro Statement” that companies may use to inform potential customers of the data protection safeguards they have in place.

Source: Dutch “Data Pro Code” Approved

Italian Supervisory Authority approves Code of Conduct under the GDPR

On September 12, 2019, the Italian Supervisory Authority (Garante) approved a code of conduct for consumer credit agencies, pursuant to Art. 40 GDPR (see here in Italian).

The Code already existed prior to the GDPR, but it had to be amended to meet the requirements of the GDPR and be approved by the Garante in accordance with the GDPR procedures.

The Code regulates the processing of personal data of individuals located in Italy. It can be adhered to by entities located in Italy that professionally manage credit information systems (e.g., banks, financial intermediaries and other entities offering credit services).

Source: Italian Supervisory Authority approves Code of Conduct under the GDPR

GDPR codes must meet admissibility requirements

Trade bodies considering drawing up new codes of conduct to govern data privacy practices in their sector will be required to meet admissibility requirements before those codes will be assessed for their compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a data protection watchdog has said.

Source: GDPR codes must meet admissibility requirements

Will the GDPR incite sectoral codes of conduct?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation has given a new impetus to codes of conduct. According to Article 40, “Associations and representative bodies may prepare codes for approval, registration and publication by a supervisory authority, or where processing activities take place across member states, by the European Data Protection Board. The EU Commission may declare codes recommended by EDPB to have general validity within the EU.”

But what are the big benefits of codes over certification? How will they work, and who is most in need of them? All these questions have only started to be thrashed out in the first six months since the GDPR came into effect.

Full article: Will the GDPR incite sectoral codes of conduct?

‘Sandbox’ advice could inform GDPR codes of conduct

Trade associations could develop codes of conduct to help businesses comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) through a new ‘regulatory sandbox’ being set up by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK watchdog has said.

The precise framework for sandbox participation has still to be set, but the data protection authority gave guidance on how it might work in its response paper.

Source: ‘Sandbox’ advice could inform GDPR codes of conduct, says ICO

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