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EDPB Adopts Opinion on Interplay Between the EU Clinical Trials Regulation and the GDPR

On 23 January 2019, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted an opinion on the interplay between the EU Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Opinion addresses the appropriate legal basis for the processing of personal data in the context of clinical trials (primary use), and the secondary use of clinical trial data.

Source: EDPB Adopts Opinion on Interplay Between the EU Clinical Trials Regulation and the GDPR

UK: Liability Limits for GDPR in commercial contracts – the law and recent trends

Given the potential financial exposure under GDPR, it is no surprise that a great deal of time is being spent working out how to allocate the risk and liability when negotiating commercial contracts. Here is our take on the underlying law and the recent trends.

Full article: UK: Liability Limits for GDPR in commercial contracts – the law and recent trends

Data Protection Act vetoed by Bulgarian President

Bulgaria’s head of state has sent a provision of the Law on Amendments and Supplements to the Personal Data Protection Act back to parliament for renewed debate. The action has been taken by president Radev due to opposition to Article 26 of the Act, which relates to the processing of personal data for journalism, academia and literary expression.

Source: Data Protection Act vetoed by Bulgarian President

The ‘security principle’ of GDPR and what to do to avoid the penalties of non-compliance

Google recently hit the headlines when it was fined €50 million by France for violating GDPR. It’s not the only company struggling with keeping to the rules. Just eight months after the introduction of GDPR, the European Commission reports that regulators have received more than 95,000 complaints about possible data breaches.

Full article: The ‘security principle’ of GDPR and what organisations should be doing to avoid the penalties of non-compliance

Google remain under ICO scrutiny for GDPR misdemeanours

The Information Commissioner’s Office is to work alongside regulators in Europe to establish whether Google has fallen foul of more GDPR rules.

The ICO, which enforces European data law in the UK, is now investigating measures to take following a number of complaints raised against the tech giant.

Source: Google remain under ICO scrutiny for GDPR misdemeanours

GDPR investigation begins after a filmmaker’s name is misspelt

The Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) is looking into a potential breach of GDPR standards, after a filmmaker filed an official complaint for the misspelling of his name.

The director at the centre of what may be a landmark case, Ciarán Ó Cofaigh, claims the EU’s new data laws provision individuals with the legal right to have their name correctly spelt.

Source: GDPR investigation begins after a filmmaker’s name is misspelt

Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs issues GDPR guidelines for fintech

The Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs recently issued an EU General Data Protection Regulation guidebook addressed to financial technology companies.

This is the third brochure published by the MDA’s Personal Data Protection Working Group this year, following one pertaining specifically to the health care sector and another one aimed generally toward entrepreneurs.

Source: Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs issues GDPR guidelines for fintech

Securities Fraud Claims Get Boost From EU Data Privacy Rules

Investors have filed 14 class actions since January 2018 against companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc., alleging that bad publicity around data breaches or security flaws, or changes in the data privacy landscape, caused their stock prices to drop, Bloomberg Law data show. Eleven of the lawsuits were filed after the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect last May.

Source: Securities Fraud Claims Get Boost From EU Data Privacy Rules

ICO to investigate Google over GDPR violations

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is looking into whether Google has violated the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The UK’s data watchdog said it is working with other regulators around Europe to consider its next possible steps after a number of complaints had been raised.

Source: ICO to investigate Google over GDPR violations | IT PRO

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