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Irish DPA issues a statement on Art 29 Working Party letter to WhatsApp

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) notes the publication of the Article 29 Working Party’s most recent letter to WhatsApp on its Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, that were updated by WhatsApp in August 2016. The DPC welcomes the letter’s useful analysis of the substantive data protection issues that were raised by the Privacy Policy.

Source: 31-10-2017 Commissioners statement on Art 29 Working Party letter to WhatsApp. – Data Protection Commissioner – Ireland

MEPs incredulous at Privacy Shield’s recent high marks

In a presentation to the EU Parliament’s LIBE Committee yesterday, Tiina Astola painted a pretty optimistic view of Privacy Shield’s status. The European Commission’s director-general of DG Justice and Consumers was there to discuss the Commission’s first review of the EU-U.S. agreement , the subhead of which reads: It “works but implementation can be improved.” Astola brought word of success with her U.S. counterparts.

Source: MEPs incredulous at Privacy Shield’s recent high marks

Warning for workers after charity employee is prosecuted for data protection offences

People working with personal information have been warned they have to obey strict privacy laws after a charity worker was prosecuted for making his own copies of sensitive data.

Source: Warning for workers after charity employee is prosecuted for data protection offences | ICO

MEPs incredulous at Privacy Shield’s recent high marks

In a presentation to the EU Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs yesterday, Tiina Astola painted a pretty optimistic view of Privacy Shield’s status. The European Commission’s director-general of DG Justice and Consumers was there to discuss the Commission’s first review of the EU-U.S. agreement, the subhead of which reads, “[It] works but implementation can be improved.”

Source: MEPs incredulous at Privacy Shield’s recent high marks

ICO warns data broking industry after issuing £80,000 fine to unlawful data supplier

A firm trading in people’s personal information and describing itself as ‘the UK’s Premier Lead Generation Provider’ has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Source: ICO warns data broking industry after issuing £80,000 fine to unlawful data supplier | ICO

How to contract with your outsourced DPO

Organizations that find themselves in need of a data protection officer (DPO) under the GDPR will need to decide on whether to staff it internally or outsource it, whether it is a full-time or part-time position, and whether the DPO will handle their responsibilities hands-on or by mentoring, overseeing, or training others. If an organization has decided on outsourcing the DPO role and selected its DPO based on their skills for the role, an agreement must be reached on a services contract. This involves certain legal considerations important to the parties, addressing DPO-specific issues that may arise and determining the types of outsourced DPO services desired.

Source: How to contract with your outsourced DPO

Who are these Privacy Shield arbitrators?

An essential component of the Privacy Shield framework, which allows companies to transfer data from the EU to the U.S., is its dispute-resolution mechanism . It’s maybe the most important component. After all, Safe Harbor essentially went down because companies that said they were complying with its rules were not, and that came to the attention of an unimpressed European Commission.

Source: Who are these Shield arbitrators?

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