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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

EU Commission rejects UK’s approach for personal data transfers

The UK Government’s Brexit policy assumes that the Data Protection Act 2018 is good enough to obtain an adequacy determination and envisages the ICO playing a full part in the European Data Protection Board; this is to protect the free flow of personal data to the UK.

This policy was brutally murdered last Friday by the EU’s lead Brexit negotiator who stated that the UK would have to have to seek an adequacy determination.

Source: European Commission rejects Government’s approach for personal data transfers as ICO doubts the UK will obtain an adequacy decision

EDPB outlines how businesses should approach data transfers

New European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published new guidance intended to help businesses comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when planning to transfer personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Although the guidance concerns derogations that apply to the GDPR’s main rules on data transfers, the document provides a useful framework for businesses to follow when considering what they need to have in place for any data transfers they wish to make.

Source: EDPB outlines how businesses should approach data transfers

Jourova to press for EU-US data sharing deal

EU justice chief Vera Jourova will push for a new data access agreement with the United States when she meets with her American counterpart next week, amid growing transatlantic tensions over issues including the Iran nuclear agreement and trade.

Source: Jourova to press for EU-US data sharing deal next week – EURACTIV.com

Irish court rejects Facebook bid to delay EU data privacy case

Ireland’s High Court has refused a request by Facebook to delay referral to Europe’s top court of a landmark privacy case that could strike down legal instruments used by U.S. tech companies to transfer EU users’ data to the United States.

The case is the latest to question whether methods used by technology firms such as Google and Apple to transfer data outside the 28-nation European Union give EU consumers sufficient protection from U.S. surveillance.

Source: Irish court rejects Facebook bid to delay EU data privacy case | Reuters

Significant developments on adequacy findings between Japan and Europe

On 25 April 2018, Japan’s data protection authority published draft guidelines relating to adequacy findings for international personal data transfers from Europe to Japan (Guidelines).

If the Guidelines come into force in their current form, they will allow for personal data to be transferred from the EEA (which includes the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) to Japan without measures such as specific data subject consent or standard contractual clauses.

Source: Data Protection – Significant developments on adequacy findings between Japan and Europe

Facebook bids to keep data privacy case from EU’s top court

Facebook bid on Monday to block referral of a landmark privacy case to Europe’s top court by requesting a last-ditch appeal, seeking to avoid a potential ban on the legal instrument it uses to transfer users’ data to the United States.

The case, taken in Ireland by privacy activist Max Schrems, is the latest to question whether methods used by technology firms such as Google and Apple to transfer data outside the 28-nation European Union give EU consumers sufficient protection from U.S. surveillance.

Source: Facebook bids to keep data privacy case from EU’s top court | Reuters

European Commission rolls out its proposal for a so-called eEvidence law

After many months of discussion and a public consultation, the European Commission presented its proposal for a “Regulation on cross-border access to and preservation of electronic data held by service providers,” along with a law requiring all service providers to appoint a legal representative within the EU.

The law would give European police the power to force companies to turn over emails, text messages, photos, videos, etcetera, within 10 days — or as little as six hours when there is “imminent threat to life or physical integrity of a person or to a critical infrastructure” — for investigation of crimes carrying a minimum jail sentence of three years.

Source: European Commission rolls out its proposal for a so-called eEvidence law

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