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ePrivacy – An Outlook on a New Framework

Electronic devices are no longer a luxury; for most, electronic devices are imperative for daily tasks. We rely on digital technologies to simplify and generate information on transportation schedules, exact location or allow us to video chat with friends and family; perhaps rate and recommend local attractions or restaurants to other users.

Source: ePrivacy – An Outlook on a New Framework – The European Files

How to comply with provisions on joint controllers under the GDPR

The concept of joint controllers in EU law, in contrast to a distinction between controllers and processors, has not been seen thus far as particularly controversial nor widely discussed. However, it is now explicitly provisioned by the GDPR that joint controllers are two or more controllers that jointly determine the purposes and means of processing.

Source: How to comply with provisions on joint controllers under the GDPR

MEPs push for stronger data protection by EU institutions and agencies

Civil Liberties MEPs on Thursday passed amendments to new EU rules on the processing of personal data by the EU institutions. This update of the existing law from 2001 will strengthen and modernise the rules by bringing them into line with the General Data Protection Regulation adopted in 2016.

Source: MEPs push for stronger data protection by EU institutions and agencies | News | European Parliament

EU DPAs will issue GDPR draft guidance and analysis of EU-US Privacy Shield soon

The first joint annual review of the Privacy Shield is underway and the European Commission is preparing its report to be issued later this month. Separately, the EU DPAs are also conducting an assessment on how the arrangement is working.

Source: EU DPAs will issue GDPR draft guidance soon and analysis of EU-US Privacy Shield in November – Privacy Laws & Business

Why BCR are the future of global data flows

On October 3 rd , 2017, the Irish High Court issued a decision to refer questions on the adequacy of standard contractual clauses (SCC) to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). This decision (which is already being referred to as the “Schrems 2.0 case” named after its plaintiff, Maximilian Schrems) follows a similar case that was brought before the Irish High Court in 2014 which ultimately resulted in a decision of the CJEU invalidating the Safe Harbour agreement between the United States and Europe.

Source: Why BCR are the future of global data flows

Striking the right ePrivacy balance to foster digital innovation

In new data-driven world, the mobile industry is focused on building the trust and confidence of users and, in so doing, enabling data innovation that benefits citizens. However, this will hinge on the implementation of consistent and balanced rules for data privacy.

Source: Striking the right ePrivacy balance to foster digital innovation – EURACTIV.com

ICO welcomes draft DP Bill and commitment to GDPR

nformation Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, says that she welcomes the government’s intention to implement the GDPR but her general approach to derogations is to introduce them only when they are necessary for the effective functioning of the GDPR or where there is a clear need.

Source: ICO welcomes draft DP Bill and commitment to GDPR – Privacy Laws & Business

EU Commissioner Jourová: Privacy Shield, GDPR readiness, online hate speech and more…

Vera Jourová, the European Union Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, rounded off a recent three-day visit to the US with a speech at Berkeley School of Law on the current state of online privacy and consumer protection.

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