DPO designation

Who can be designated as a data protection officer and his tasks

The processing of huge amount or personal data by companies is among the results of the digitization in the business environment in today’s world. As organisations process a huge ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

European Commission adopts new tools for safe exchanges of personal data

On the 4th of June, the European Commission adopted two sets of standard contractual clauses, one for use between controllers and processors and one for the transfer of personal ... Read More

Brexit: Extended period for personal data freely flow

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ico), the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights, has issued a statement in response to UK Government’s announcement on the extended period ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR non-compliance: Multinational clothes retailer fined more than €35 million

Clothes retailer H&M has been fined more than €35 million in relation to employee record-keeping practices – the highest financial penalty imposed in Germany to-date in relation to non-compliance ... Read More
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EU top court invalidates EU-US data transfer agreement over surveillance concerns

  The European Union’s top court ruled on Thursday that an agreement with the US allowing for the transfer of personal data from the bloc to Washington is invalid ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

EU Commission published an evaluation report on the GDPR

Just over two years after its entry into application, the European Commission published an evaluation report on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The report shows the GDPR has ... Read More
data protection

European Data Protection Board adopts further COVID-19 guidance

During its 23rd plenary session, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted guidelines on the processing of health data for research purposes in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak ... Read More
data protection

Coronavirus: Call for single EU tracking app with data protection

Europe’s data protection watchdog has called for a single coronavirus app to be used across the EU, instead of every country making its own. Several countries are developing tracking ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

Coronavirus adds an extra layer of challenge to health data under the GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has very strict conditions regarding the collection and handling of sensitive health data; these terms remain in effect even as Europe adopts ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

Data protection fines hit £100m during first 18 months of GDPR

European countries have imposed approximately €114 million (£97 million) in data protection fines on businesses since revamped laws came into force in May 2018. Regulators have received 160,000 data ... Read More
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