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Most organisations are unclear about data storage and transfer arrangements

Most privacy notices displayed on websites and mobile apps do not explain to consumers the country in which collected personal data is stored, according to a study carried out by data protection authorities based around the world.

Source: Most organisations are unclear about data storage and transfer arrangements, say privacy watchdogs

Privacy Shield review shows European Commission’s “shift in focus”

The European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová, presented, on 18 October 2017, the European Commission’s report on the first annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Source: International: Privacy Shield review shows European Commission’s “shift in focus”

CNIL publishes guidance for data processors

On 29 September 2017, the French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) released a guide for data processors on implementing the obligations laid down in the GDPR. Unlike the draft guidance recently published by the UK Data Protection Authority (the ICO), ‘Contracts and liabilities between controllers and processors‘, the CNIL’s guidance focuses just on processor obligations and is structured around FAQs.

Source: CNIL publishes guidance for data processors

Takeaways from the first review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The Commission’s review finds the Privacy Shield to have several novel elements that address the requirements laid down by the European Court of Justice in the Schrems case. Namely, the Commission reports that “[The Privacy Shield] provides for more regular and rigorous monitoring by the Department of Commerce and significantly strengthens the possibilities for EU individuals to obtain redress.”

Source: Takeaways from the first review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The next revolution will be reclaiming your digital identity

Their promise is that our identities will be consolidated so that we have complete control over who accesses that information. This will protect us from increasingly sophisticated fraud and theft. It also will create unprecedented access for the “bottom of the pyramid” who are still off the grid. Imagine crossing any border, and qualifying for any service, with immediate access to your funds and accounts, all with one simple digital ID.

Source: The next revolution will be reclaiming your digital identity | TechCrunch

EU Commission Releases Report on First Annual Review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

On October 18, 2017, the EU Commission released its report and accompanying working document on the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. The report states that the Privacy Shield framework continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data that is transferred from the EU to the U.S. It also indicates that U.S. authorities have put in place the necessary structures and procedures to ensure the proper functioning of the Privacy Shield, including by providing new redress possibilities for EU individuals and instituting appropriate safeguards regarding government access to personal data.

Source: EU Commission Releases Report on First Annual Review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

Dutch DPA says Microsoft breaches data protection law with Windows 10

Microsoft breaches the Dutch data protection law by processing personal data of people that use the Windows 10 operating system on their computers. This is the conclusion of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) after its investigation of Windows 10 Home and Pro.

Source: Dutch DPA: Microsoft breaches data protection law with Windows 10 | Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens

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