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European Data Protection Board publishes 3 new guidelines

European Data Protection Board in its Eleventh Plenary session announced 3 new guidance documents:

  • Guidelines on Codes of Conduct – they intend to help clarify the procedures and the rules involved in the submission, approval and publication of codes of conduct at both the national and the European level;
  • annex to the Guidelines on Accreditation, – it provides guidance on the additional requirements for the accreditation of certification bodies to be established by the supervisory authorities; and
  • annex to the Guidelines on Certification – it identifies topics that data protection supervisory authorities and the EDPB will consider and apply for the approval of certification criteria for a certification mechanism.

Source: European Data Protection Board

GDPR: Europe Counts 65,000 Data Breach Notifications So Far

European privacy authorities have received nearly 65,000 data breach notifications since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect in May 2018.

In addition, regulators in 11 European countries have imposed almost €56 million in General Data Protection Regulation fines. Though biggest part of it comes from Google €50 million GDPR fine.

Source: GDPR: Europe Counts 65,000 Data Breach Notifications So Far

New Data Protection Guidelines to Impact Online Services?

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) recently published draft guidelines which may impact online service providers’ ability to process personal data. The Guidelines are open for consultation until 24 May 2019.

The Guidelines are significant because the legal basis a service provider relies on determines, and impacts upon, the type and scope of its processing activities.

Full article: New Data Protection Guidelines to Impact Online Services? Mason Hayes Curran

EDPB Publishes Guidelines on the Contractual Legal Basis for Data Processing of Online Services

On April 12, 2019, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published draft guidelines 2/2019 on the processing of personal data in the context of the provision of online services to data subjects.

The Guidelines discuss how the “contract” legal basis applies in the context of online services or “information society services,” defined as “any service normally provided for remuneration, at a distance, by electronic means and at the individual request of a recipient of services.”

Source: EDPB Publishes Guidelines on the Contractual Legal Basis for Data Processing of Online Services

EDPB seeks comments on its Guidelines on the processing of personal data for online services 

The European Data Protection Board welcomes comments on the Guidelines 2/2019 on on the processing of personal data under Article 6(1)(b) GDPR in the context of the provision of online services to data subjects. Such comments should be sent to EDPB by 24/05/2019 at the latest.

More infoemation: Guidelines 2/2019 on the processing of personal data under Article 6(1)(b) GDPR in the context of the provision of online services to data subjects | European Data Protection Board

Recap: EDPB’s first-year review of GDPR

Last month, the European Data Protection Board released its first overview of the implementation and enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation and the roles and means of the national supervisory authorities.

The report indicates that the GDPR cooperation and consistency mechanisms are working quite well in practice due to the EDPB and national supervisory authorities’ ongoing efforts to facilitate collaboration and communication.

Full article: Recap: EDPB’s first-year review of GDPR

EDPB LIBE report on the implementation of GDPR

On February 26, the EDPB Chair and Vice-Chair addressed the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) presenting EDPB’s first report on implementation of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the roles and means of the national supervisory authorities.

You can read the full report here: EDPB LIBE Report

e-Privacy breaches can rise GDPR fines

Businesses face higher fines if their processing of personal data is found to breach both the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and EU ‘e-Privacy’ rules, according to a new opinion issued by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB).

The EDPB’s opinion, issued earlier this month, concerns the interplay between the e-Privacy Directive and the GDPR.

Full article: GDPR: ‘e-Privacy’ breaches can be factored into fines

EDPB clarifies the interaction between the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) met for their eighth plenary session on 12 and 13 March 2019. On the session EDPB adopted:

During session EDPS also adopted:

EDPB Releases Overview on the Implementation and Enforcement of the GDPR

On February 26, 2019, the European Data Protection Board presented its first overview on the implementation of the GDPR and the roles and means of the national supervisory authorities to the European Parliament.

The Overview provides key statistics relating to the consistency mechanism among national data protection authorities (“DPAs”), the cooperation mechanism of the EDPB, the means and powers of the DPAs and enforcement of the GDPR at the national level.

Source: EDPB Releases Overview on the Implementation and Enforcement of the GDPR | Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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