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Representatives from 40 data protection authorities hold a workshop on GDPR

The Article 29 Working Party (Working Party) has released a summary of the topics discussed at its summer “Fablab” workshop on the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This summer, the Working Party, an advisory body set up by the EU Directive 95/46/EC and composed of representatives of the national…

Model Clauses: EU puts forward proposals for ensuring lawfulness after Schrems

Commission aims to save Model Clauses. At October’s Article 31 Committee meeting, the European Commission (Commission) presented two draft Commission Implementing Decisions (Draft Decisions). The Draft Decisions aim to “cure the illegality” of the existing adequacy decisions on standard contractual clauses (Model Clauses) and countries where the Commission has made…

Cold calling: record UK fine imposed by data protection regulator

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the authority responsible for protecting data and privacy rights in the UK, has issued its largest ever fine to Prodial Ltd, a lead generation cold calling company, for making 46 million automated nuisance phone calls. The Brighton-based company, which was using mass internet calling systems, was…

Retention Grates

The new Draft Investigatory Powers Bill will result in telecommunications operators being ordered to retain certain data about all customers’ internet activity. It faces criticism from both the tech industry and rights groups. The Home Office has published its proposed Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (“Bill”), bringing together a number of…