The Article 29 Working Party has published a new guidance on data processing in the workplace. We look at the obligations the guidance imposes and suggest five helpful tips for employers.
In further production from the group’s June plenary session , the EU’s Article 29 Working Party, the collection of data protection authorities, released today extensive guidance relating to the privacy of employees, including a series of nine practical scenarios.
The Article 29 Working Party, the collected data protection authorities in the EU, released more information today regarding work completed in its recent June plenary session. It includes extensive new information on records transferred to non-adequate third countries’ financial authorities and details on when to expect further guidance on GDPR implementation.
The Article 29 Working Party , an expert group of European privacy officials, is pressing the European Commission to closely evaluate the EU-US Privacy Shield , a framework permitting the flow of European consumers’ personal data to the United States.
The proposed ePrivacy Regulation: EDPS and WP29 express concerns with consent and tracking walls provisions and other issues
Since its hotly awaited publication in January, the Proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation (“ Proposal “) has come under scrutiny from various stakeholders. Recently both the Article 29 Working Party (“ WP29 “), and the European Data Protection Supervisor (“ EDPS “), have joined the chorus.
The Article 29 Working Party has issued its opinion on the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, saying “it welcomes the proposal” and “the choice for a regulation as the regulatory instrument” because it will help maintain consistency with the General Data Protection Regulation.
European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, gave a speech at the ASSO DPO conference in Milan. In his speech he addressed necessity for everyone to prepare for new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Data Protection Officers (DPOs), national legislators and Data Protection Authorities, – and promised more guidance from EU Article 29 Working Party by the end of the year.
Source: EDPS addresses DPOs in Italy
Article 29 Working Party has published draft guidance on data protection impact assessments (DPIA).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 Comments to draft guidance can be submitted by 23 May 2017.
The European Commission has written to EU privacy regulators to express concern over their interpretation of the data portability clause in the General Data Protection Regulation.
Specifically, the Commission appears to be worried that the regulators have interpreted too broad a scope for the GDPR’s Article 20. The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), the group that represents EU privacy regulators, issued guidelines earlier this month in which it said “the right to data portability covers data provided knowingly and actively by the data subject as well as the personal data generated by his or her activity.”
On April 4, 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (the “Working Party”) adopted an Opinion on the Proposed Regulation of the European Commission for the ePrivacy Regulation (the “Proposed ePrivacy Regulation”). The Proposed ePrivacy Regulation is intended to replace the ePrivacy Directive and to increase harmonization of ePrivacy rules in the EU. A regulation is directly applicable in all EU Member States, while a directive requires transposition into national law.