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UK House of Lords Recommends Pursuit of EU Adequacy Decision

On July 18, 2017, the European Union Committee of the UK’s House of Lords published its paper, Brexit: the EU data protection package (the “Paper”). The Paper urges the UK government to make good on its stated aim of maintaining unhindered and uninterrupted data flows between the UK and EU after Brexit, and examines the options available to ensure that this occurs.

Source: UK House of Lords Recommends Pursuit of EU Adequacy Decision

CIPL and AvePoint Launch Second Annual GDPR Organizational Readiness Survey

With less than one year to go before the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams and AvePoint have launched the second annual GDPR Organizational Readiness Survey.

Source: CIPL and AvePoint Launch Second Annual GDPR Organizational Readiness Survey

Polish industry groups raise concerns with ePrivacy reform

Eight Polish organisations addressed two Polish ministries and Polish members of the European Parliament with their concerns about the draft reform of the EU ePrivacy regulation, reported DGP. The changes are expected to enter into force together with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in May 2018.

Source: Polish industry groups raise concerns with ePrivacy reform – Telecompaper

What CJEU decision on PNR means for Privacy Shield and Brexit?

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union gave its opinion on the proposed agreement between the EU and Canada on the transfer and processing of passenger name record data in Opinion 1-15 . The opinion of the CJEU was that the agreement could not proceed without significant amendment.

Source: CJEU limits transfer of sensitive personal data outside EU; what does that mean for Privacy Shield and Brexit?

European Court Halts Retention and Bulk Transfer of Passenger Data

The top EU Court has struck down an EU-Canada agreement on the processing of airline passenger records. The Passenger Name Record agreement mandated data retention and permitted the bulk transfer of personal data provided by passengers booking a flight.

Source: European Court Halts Retention, Bulk Transfer of Passenger Data

Legal boffins poke holes in EU lawmaker’s ePrivacy proposals

The report (PDF), written by five experts from the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam, says that in some cases draft ePrivacy regulation, proposed by European Commission, would reduce the protection offered by the incoming General Data Protection Regulation, which the ePrivacy regulation is meant to complement.

Source: Legal boffins poke holes in EU lawmaker’s ePrivacy proposals • The Register

Business which treat GDPR as a burden will get left behind

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a welcome first step in creating an environment fit for the digital age. Due to come into force in just under a year’s time, this regulation will give consumers the ability to manage who has their data and what they do with it. As individuals, we should be delighted by this.

Source: Business which treat GDPR as a burden will get left behind | City A.M.

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