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WP29 GDPR Guidelines: Lead Supervisory Authorities (One Stop Shop Mechanism)

Article 29 Working Party provides new guidelines with respect to lead supervisory authorities under the GDPR.  The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), an advisory body made up of national data protection officers from across European Union (EU) Member States, has published three sets of guidelines on how the incoming General…

WP29 GDPR Guidelines: The Right to Data Portability

Article 29 Working Party provides new guidelines with respect to data portability under the GDPR.  The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), an advisory body made up of national data protection officers from across European Union (EU) Member States, has published three sets of guidelines on how the incoming General Data Protection…

Data Protection in 2016: Who was naughty and who was nice?

The Information Commissioner knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness’ sake. With 2016 coming to an end, we review who has complied with their data protection obligations and who has found their way onto the Information Commissioner’s naughty list. The season of giving Despite it being…

Privacy Shield challenged in EU courts

Privacy advocacy groups in Ireland and France have filed legal challenges calling for the Privacy Shield agreement to be annulled, shortly after it was introduced. Since Privacy Shield was adopted in July 2016, hundreds of companies have signed up to the data transfer scheme. Privacy Shield was created to replace…

E-Privacy Consultation: preliminary report published

The European Commission has published its initial findings of its public consultation on the ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC (see our previous blog post on the consultation here). The ePrivacy Directive applies to electronic communications services and needs to be updated in the light of the substantial changes to be made to…