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EU reached deal on improved law enforcement access to financial information to curb crime

New rules improving law enforcement authorities’ access to financial information to investigate serious crime were informally agreed with Council negotiators.

The agreed text now needs to be formally approved by the Civil Liberties Committee, Parliament as a whole and the Council before entering into force.

Source: Deal on improved law enforcement access to financial information to curb crime | News | European Parliament

European Court confirms journalism exception for citizen-journalists, but not in France?

Under European data protection law, journalists enjoy some regulatory exemptions when processing personal data for journalistic purposes, balancing the right to the protection of personal data with the principle of freedom of expression.

A question which has however sparked some debate is whether so-called citizen journalists, such as bloggers, can rely on the derogation for journalistic purposes as well. In its judgment of 14 February 2019 in the Sergejs Buivids v. Datu valsts inspekcija case, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has answered this question affirmatively.

Source: EU: European Court confirms journalism exception for citizen-journalists, but not in France?

EDPB releases information note in the event of a “No-deal Brexit”

On February 12, 2019, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) published two information notes to highlight the impact of a so-called “No-deal Brexit” on data transfers under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), as well as the impact on organizations that have selected the UK Information Commissioner (“ICO”) as their “lead supervisory authority” for their “Binding Corporate Rules” (“BCRs”).

Source: EDPB releases information note in the event of a “No-deal Brexit”

IAB Europe to release updated consent framework

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe is incorporating feedback from publishers, including Google, as it preps the latest version its Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) later this year.

Google, which has continued to postpone its official alignment with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) consent tool, said it will officially integrate the framework as a recognized TCF vendor after the release.

Source: Exclusive: IAB Europe to release updated consent framework later this year, Google to sign on – MarTech Today

How to comply with both the GDPR and the CLOUD Act

U.S. CLOUD Act’s compatibility with the EU General Data Protection Regulation is still an open question.

With regard to data transfer to third countries for which such transfer is subject to the GDPR, Articles 44 to 50 of the GDPR apply. In particular, Article 48 of the GDPR comes into play when EU data is being requested by a U.S. law enforcement agency.

Full article: How to comply with both the GDPR and the CLOUD Act

EU orders recall of children’s smartwatch over severe privacy concerns

EU warns that ENOX Safe-KID-One smartwatches contain several security flaws that let third-parties track and call children’s watches.

This is for the first time, EU authorities have announced plans to recall a product from the European market because of a data privacy issue.

Source: EU orders recall of children’s smartwatch over severe privacy concerns | ZDNet

How should we regulate facial-recognition technology?

The privacy concerns with facial-recognition technology are obvious: Nothing is more “personal” than one’s face.

So how is the processing of facial data regulated, whether such data is collected by a government agency as in China, or by a private entity like Apple or Facebook? And as facial-recognition technology use becomes more pervasive (as widely predicted), what restrictions are appropriate in the future?

Full article: How should we regulate facial-recognition technology?

UK in top three as GDPR data breaches in EU near 60,000

More than 59,000 data breaches have been reported to regulators across Europe since GDPR came into force last May, with the UK in the top three – behind Netherlands and Germany – when it comes the most reported breaches.

Source: UK in top three as GDPR data breaches in EU near 60,000 | www.dataiq.co.uk

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