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EDPS issues Newsletter on ePrivacy, Data Driven Life and more

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued Newsletter N°52 covering the EDPS Opinion on ePrivacy, work on data ethics through #DataDrivenLife workshop, the launch of our 2016 Annual Report, the supervision of Europol and the first meeting of the Digital Clearinghouse and more.

Source: Newsletter – European Data Protection Supervisor

Under the GDPR, subject-access requests will change for controllers

Under the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation, data subjects have a right to access their personal data held by a controller. Controllers under the GDPR will need to respond to data subjects who make a subject-access request.

Source: Under the GDPR, subject-access requests will change for controllers

Data protection fine shows security risks from using open source software cannot be ignored

A six-figure fine issued to a local authority in England for a breach of UK data protection laws should serve as a reminder to all organisations of their need to manage the security risks inherent in using ‘open source’ software, an expert has said.

Source: Data protection fine shows security risks from using open source software cannot be ignored, says expert

Insurers need to re-evaluate risk profile of businesses handling data to account for potential fines under GDPR, says expert

ANALYSIS: Insurers should re-evaluate the risk businesses handling data are exposed to as a result of the major financial penalties that could be imposed under new EU data protection laws.

Source: Insurers need to re-evaluate risk profile of businesses handling data to account for potential fines under GDPR, says expert

Proposed amendments to ePrivacy Regulation are great

The work on ePrivacy continues and enters a hot period. I’m interested in it from the very beginning , I’m also actively involved in these works, also as a stakeholder. The draft proposal with amendments is now public. Being involved in those works, I’m impressed how good suggestions and remarks have actually reached to the reporter’s document.

Source: Proposed amendments to ePrivacy Regulation are great

Privacy vs. Security: Experts Debate Merits of Each in Tech-Rich World

Experts in law and national security took turns making a case for and against encryption and access to personal devices during a National Constitution Center debate June 7.

Source: Privacy vs. Security: Experts Debate Merits of Each in Tech-Rich World

Will The Consent Collected Before GDPR Still Be Valid?

The “Guide on the Application of the European Personal Data Protection Regulation” published by the Italian DPA states, in the “Recommendations” at the foot of the consensus form, that: “The consent obtained before May 25, 2018 remains valid if it has all of the above characteristics.

Source: Will The Consent Collected Before The Effective Date Of Gdpr Still Be Valid?

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