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Data portability: the hidden GDPR risk your business needs to cover

The right to data portability is one of the most fundamental, but also most contentious rights within the GDPR. Whilst we saw parallels between the Data Protection Act and GDPR, data portability was a brand new requirement for businesses.

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Irish DPA investigates Facebook’s refusal of Subject Access Request

When Facebook refuses Subject Access Request from one of its users, the alarm bells start to ring. Particularly when this is a legal obligation under GDPR. Following a complaint made by a UK academic, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is to investigate Facebook’s failure to comply.

Source: Facebook refuses Subject Access Request | The GDPR Guys

ICO publishes new guide for students to demand more information about their exam results

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office has published a new guide for students on demanding more information about their exam results. The new rights from GDPR enables students to ask what information is being held on them including exam marks, examiner’s comments and the minutes of any examination appeals panel.

Source: ICO publishes new guide for students to demand more information about their exam results

Proposed UK surveillance laws give police power to access electronic devices

Proposed laws would also compel Facebook, Apple and Google to assist in decrypting private communications Law enforcement agencies would gain new powers to conduct covert surveillance on electronic devices and compel technology companies to assist in decrypting private communications under proposed legislation.

Source: Coalition’s surveillance laws give police power to access electronic devices

How to verify identity of data subjects for DSARs under the GDPR

It’s an important question because, obviously personal data need to be protected, and you need to insure confidentiality, integrity and availability more then ever. Any data subject-access requests made by unauthorized persons will result in a breach.

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Irish DPA recived 1,300 GDPR queries

More than 1,300 “concerns or complaints” have been made to the Data Protection Commission since the General Data Protection (GDPR) became law last month, while firms have logged 60 breaches of people’s personal data with the watchdog.

Source: Data watchdog deals with 1,300 GDPR queries | Irish Examiner

‘My Data Request’ lists guides to get data about you

My Data Request lists dozens of tech companies and tells you how you can contact them. The website also links to the privacy policy of each service and tells you what to do even if you don’t live in the EU.

For most companies (including Amazon), you’ll have to email them yourself. My Data Request has created handy email templates.

Source: ‘My Data Request’ lists guides to get data about you | TechCrunch

Draft EU CLOUD Proposal—Enabling Law Enforcement Access to Overseas Data

To strengthen cross-border cooperation in investigations,the European Commission has proposed legislation allowing EU Member State authorities to access, directly from services providers, electronic evidence held outside of the European Union or in another EU Member State.

The draft Regulation enables authorities to directly request a service provider in another Member State to disclose data about a user within 10 days, or six hours in emergency cases. The draft Directive requires Member States to enact legislation requiring service providers to designate a representative in the European Union for responding to cross-border production and preservation orders.

Source: Draft EU CLOUD Proposal—Enabling Law Enforcement Access to Overseas Data – Lexology

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