Privacy Flash - 2017 overview

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Privacy is becoming increasingly important to everyday business. Legal developments and regulators’ increasing attention to privacy are two of the key drivers behind this. The aim of the Privacy Flash is to provide monthly updates on global regulatory developments, as well as relevant news and information on upcoming events in the field of data protection and privacy.

Highlights of issue 20 (September-October 2017)

  • EU Council proposes amendments to the draft version of the ePrivacy Regulation
  • Final decision in the Bărbulescu case: Grand Chamber protects employees’ workplace privacy
  • UK introduces draft government bill
  • Poland issues draft GDPR implementation law
  • ICO opens public consultation on its GDPR guidance on contracts between controllers and processors
  • FTC brings first enforcement actions against non-compliant privacy participants
  • Belgian Data Protection Authority under reform
  • Transparency and international data transfers, topic of the CNIL’s public consultation
  • French court refers Google privacy case to CJEU
  • Canadian Data Protection Authority issues annual report
  • Enforcement
  • Conferences
Privacy Flash Issue 20

Highlights of issue 19 (July 2017)

  • Bavaria DPA sends GDPR questionnaire to 150 companies
  • German Data Protection Act approved
  • Introducing a complaints procedure under the Privacy Shield agreement
  • UK implementation NIS directive
  • Spanish DPA publishes GDPR Guidelines
  • Australia introduces data breach notification procedure
  • New Argentinian draft bill for a data protection act
  • WP29 finalises guidance on DPO, data portability, lead authority, and proposes guidance on DPIA
  • Court Rules against Forced Fingerprinting
  • Not a right to be forgotten in Public Companies Registry, but a right to object 
  • Conferences
Privacy Flash Issue 19

Highlights of issue 18 (February 2017)

  • European Commission unveils proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation
  • Privacy Shield in danger?
  • Article 29 WP publishes guidance on three key GDPR topics
  • New data protection rules for European bodies
  • NIST updates Cybersecurity Framework
  • Belgian DPA announces public consultation on Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA)
  • Draft Swiss Data Protection Act published
  • The Netherlands publishes GDPR Implementation Law
  • Tele2 Sverige case limits national retention laws
  • US Government seeks to join Digital Rights Ireland Privacy Shield case U.S. Government seeks to join Digital Rights Ireland Privacy Shield case
  • Dutch DPA assesses one year of data breach notifications
  • Enforcement
  • Conferences
Privacy Flash Issue 18

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