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EU-US Privacy Shield annual review: privacy watchdog could issue separate report

An EU privacy watchdog has said it could issue its own report into the EU-US Privacy Shield following the conclusion of the first annual review into the framework, despite the fact it will be given a chance to feed comments into an official post-review report by the European Commission.

Source: EU-US Privacy Shield annual review: privacy watchdog could issue separate report

GPDR – the importance of self-assessment

The General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 which comes into force in May 2018, will introduce major changes to the law on the processing of personal data in the European Union. Over the next ten months, several European Union and United States law firms we work very closely with will join us in providing you with more information on the GDPR.

Source: General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) Series, Part 2 – the importance of self-assessment

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?

European Privacy Officials Push for Answers on Status of US Privacy

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.

Source: European Privacy Officials Push for Answers on Status of U.S. Privacy

Belgian DPA Issues Recommendation on DPO Appointment under GDPR

Recently, the Belgian Privacy Commission (the “Belgian DPA”) released a Recommendation (in French and Dutch) regarding the requirement to appoint a data protection officer (“DPO”) under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

The Recommendation aims to provide guidance in response to the many questions that the Belgian DPA has received so far regarding the DPO function, in particular regarding the compatibility of the DPO function with other existing functions within a company (e.g., security officer, compliance officer, risk manager, human resources director, IT director).

Source: Belgian DPA Issues Recommendation on DPO Appointment under GDPR : : Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Survey: 61 percent of companies have not started GDPR implementation

Is your company getting ready for the General Data Protection Regulation? If so, it might be in the minority. That’s because, according to research conducted by TrustArc, the answer is likely no.

In their survey, “Privacy and the EU GDPR,” TrustArc, formerly known as TRUSTe, polled 204 privacy professionals from companies across several industries that are subject to the GDPR.

Source: Survey: 61 percent of companies have not started GDPR implementation

Fieldfisher Publishes its GDPR App

On June 06, 2017, European law firm Fieldfisher launched mobile app: “A Complete Guide to the GDPR”. The app provides complete guide to Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Unfortunatelly, at the moment app is available only for iOS.

Source: Get ready for regulation – Download the Fieldfisher GDPR App – Fieldfisher

Italian DPA’s Annual Report previews future GDPR enforcement action

On June 6, the Italian Data Protection Authority, the Garante, presented its 2016 Annual Activity Report, focusing on several current data privacy issues and highlighting its efforts with regard to the upcoming entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018.

Source: Italian DPA’s Annual Report previews future GDPR enforcement action

CIPL Issues Recommendations for Implementing Transparency, Consent and Legitimate Interest under the GDPR

Recently, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton & Williams LLP issued a white paper on Recommendations for Implementing Transparency, Consent and Legitimate Interest under the GDPR (the “White Paper”). The White Paper sets forth guidance and recommendations on the key concepts of transparency, consent and legitimate interest under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

Source: CIPL Issues Recommendations for Implementing Transparency, Consent and Legitimate Interest under the GDPR

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