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Spain’s Big Data code puts companies in “best position to face GDPR challenges”

On 11 May 2017 the Spanish data protection authority (AEPD) in association with ISMS Forum Spain, published, a code on data protection best practices in relation to Big Data. It provides an analysis of the current legal framework and of the implications associated with the use of Big Data in light of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Source: Spain: Big Data code puts companies in “best position to face GDPR challenges” – DataGuidance

Italian DPA issues its guidelines on the GDPR

The European privacy regulation (GDPR) can now rely on detailed guidelines from Italian data protection authority on how to comply with it. After the French and the Dutch data protection authorities, the Italian privacy regulator, Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, (the “Italian DPA “) issued its 6 step methodology on the GDPR which aims at also increasing awareness on the most relevant changes introduced: 1. More detailed consent and broader legitimate interest As already provided by the current regime, any type of processing of personal data needs to have a legal basis justifying it.

Source: ITALY: The privacy authority issues its guidelines on the GDPR

EDPS publishes necessity toolkit

In April European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published necessity toolkit.

The toolkit is designed to help policymakers identify the impact of new laws on the fundamental right to data protection and determine the cases in which the limitation of this right is truly necessary.

Source: Privacy-friendly policymaking made easier: EDPS issues the necessity toolkit

Integrating transparency into your day-to-day operations to be GDPR ready

New EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires controllers to provide much more information to data subject that existing EU data protection framework. Old fashioned lengthy “one-off” privacy policy will not work anymore. So this article provides opinion and recommendation on best ways to cope with GDPR requirements.

Source: Integrating transparency into your day-to-day operations to be GDPR ready

Jourová: I will launch a massive information campaign on data protection

Data protection is only getting more important. Yet, most people simply do not care enough about protecting their personal data. Therefore Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová is going to launch information campaign to rise public awareness about privacy and data protection.

Source: Jourová: I will launch a massive information campaign on data protection – EURACTIV.com

Winning the debate on encryption — a 101 guide for politicians

Encryption is substantial part of information security. Information security, in turn, is an enabler of privacy and keeps people safe. Many politicians doesn’t understand that. So this guide tries to explain to politicians what is what in encryption.

Source: Winning the debate on encryption — a 101 guide for politicians

Big Data analytics in Europe – the reports of its death are greatly exaggerated

Some say that new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is not fit for modern age of Big Data, artificial intelligence (“AI”) and machine learning. They assume that GDPR rules will kill Big Data in Europe.

While it is correct that GDPR will “level up” requirements, it won’t kill Big Data, AI or machine learning or make it illegal. GDPR will require business to about what they’re doing with data but will not prohibit from processing it.

Source: Big Data analytics in Europe – the reports of its death are greatly exaggerated

Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessments

Article 29 Working Party has published draft guidance on data protection impact assessments (DPIA). Its full text of is available on the Working Party’s website. Comments to draft guidance can be submitted by 23 May 2017.

Source: Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessments

German DPA Publishes English Translation of Standard Data Protection Model

On April 13, 2017, the North Rhine-Westphalia State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information published an English translation of the draft Standard Data Protection Model (“SDM”). The SDM was adopted in November 2016 at the Conference of the Federal and State Data Protection Commissioners.

Source: German DPA Publishes English Translation of Standard Data Protection Model : : Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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