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International Privacy Experts Adopt Recommendations for Cross-Border Law Enforcement Requests for Data

The International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications has adopted new recommendations to protect individual rights during criminal cross-border law enforcement. The Berlin-based Working Group includes Data Protection Authorities and experts who assess emerging privacy challenges.

Source: International Privacy Experts Adopt Recommendations for Cross-Border Law Enforcement Requests for Data

Businesses urged to create Brexit contingency plans for data transfers

EU data protection law puts restrictions on the transfer of personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Businesses need to put in place contingency plans to address the possibility that the flow of personal data between the UK and 27 other EU countries will be disrupted from the date of Brexit.

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Jourová Puts Trump administration on notice with letter to America

Věra Jourová, The EU Commissioner for Justice, has written to the US Commerce Secretary, warning that the US has three months to comply with EU’s demands concerning the sharing of private data ascertaining to EU citizens. In the letter, Ms Jourová demanded progress from the US in appointing an ombudsman to deal with privacy related complaints from EU citizens before the US Commerce Secretary visits Brussels in October.

Source: Jourová Puts Trump administration on notice with letter to America

Supreme Court to hear Facebook appeal over data transfers referral

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an unprecedented appeal by Facebook over a High Court judge’s decision to refer to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) key issues concerning the validity of EU-US data transfer channels.

Source: Supreme Court to hear Facebook appeal over data transfers referral

EU and Japan agreed to create the world’s largest area of safe data flows

On July 17 the EU and Japan successfully concluded their talks on reciprocal adequacy. They agreed to recognise each other’s data protection systems as ‘equivalent’, which will allow data to flow safely between the EU and Japan. Each side will now launch its relevant internal procedures for the adoption of its adequacy finding.

Source: European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – The European Union and Japan agreed to create the world’s largest area of safe data flows

EU Parliament votes to suspend Privacy Shield

On July 4 the European Parliament voted for non-binding resolution on suspension Privacy Shield. It was passed 303 to 223 votes, with 29 abstentions. Resolution calls on the European Commission to suspend the data-sharing deal unless the U.S. is fully compliant by September 1.

Source: Parliament: Suspend Privacy Shield until U.S. fully complies

Seek new data deal with EU immediately, MPs tell May

The UK government should immediately open talks to secure a Data Adequacy Decision from the European Commission, MPs said in a new report published on Tuesday (2 July).

The UK has already applied the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into its national law. But after formally leaving the EU next March, the UK will be classified as a ‘third country’, and its application of GDPR will not guarantee an adequacy decision – which determines that a third country has an adequate data protection regime, and that European personal data can be processed there.

Source: Seek new data deal with EU immediately, MPs tell May – EURACTIV.com

EU approaching adequacy deals with Japan and Korea

The EU is currently finalising a trade agreement with Japan – a process that began in March 2015. Since then, data protection concerns have gained currency in the EU and efforts are now made to ensure that future trade deals will go hand-in-hand with sufficient protection. Japan’s law requires Japan to also find the EU’s data protection regime “adequate.”

Source: EU approaching adequacy deals with Japan, Korea

LIBE votes for Privacy Shield’s suspension: What does it mean?

On June 11 EU Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) voted on the current international data-transfer agreement between the EU and U.S. passed its resolution, 29 to 25, to ask the European Commission to suspend Privacy Shield until the U.S. authorities comply with its terms in full.

Parliament is likely to vote on resolution in July and the question is whether it will agree with LIBE’s position.

Source: LIBE votes for Privacy Shield’s suspension: What does it mean?

Data-processing agreements from 30,000 feet

Any organization that processes the personal data of data subjects in the European Union should be concerned about having updated data processing agreements in place with vendors and partners with whom they share the data. Having up-to-date data processing agreements in place can also protect an organization from liability in the future, and avoid the potential heavy fines and penalties possible under the GDPR.

Read full article: Data-processing agreements from 30,000 feet

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