ePrivacy Regulation updates

On 12 July 2019 the consolidated text of the forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation was made available. The document was published in light of the 17 July WP TELE (which will focus on articles 12-16 and related recitals) and covers the entire text of the proposed regulation. Of particular relevance, the definition of direct marketing communications ...

Věra Jourová: SCCs to be modernised

In her intervention at the "The General Data Protection Regulation one year on: Taking stock in the EU and beyond" event held on 13 June 2019, Commissioner Věra Jourová discussed the state of the art of the GDPR, also with the aim of providing input to the next Commission who "will have to start working ...

Join me for the Cloud Security Alliance GDPR Certification Lead Auditor Training in Amsterdam

Join me in Amsterdam for the following GDPR Lead Auditor Certification Trainings: 2-3 July 201924-25 September 201918-19 November 2019 (CSA Congress EMEA Berlin)10-11 December 2019 Enterprises around the world are looking for ways to show their compliance to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has developed a Code of Conduct designed to offer both a ...

Does Privacy Shield provide adequate protections?

On May 31st the Supreme Court of Ireland denied Facebook’s appeal to avoid referral of its recent case concerning the international transfer of personal data to the European Court of Justice.  You most likely remember the case brought forth by privacy activist and lawyer Max Schrems which questions whether the methods used by technology companies, and ...

The Dutch DPA’s rules for determining administrative fines

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The Dutch DPA's policy rules for determining administrative fines Co-authored with ICTLC Senior Associate Caroline Poerbodipoero The Dutch Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’), ‘Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens’, has issued policy rules on the establishment of administrative fines for GDPR infringements (as well as for infringements of Dutch data protection law). The Dutch DPA categorized the different possible GDPR infringements, ranging from ...

CSA Code of Conduct for GDPR Compliance Course to take place in Amsterdam 2-3 July 2019

Enterprises around the world are looking for ways to show their compliance to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has developed a Code of Conduct designed to offer both a tool for GDPR compliance and transparency guidelines regarding the level of data protection offered by the Cloud Service Provider. The purpose ...

Call for global agreement on Data Protection

I think that today is a good day to ask the future Members of the European Parliament and American Presidential Candidates to think about a global dimension of data protection and to commit themselves to develop international legislative instruments that have the power to truly enable world-wide digital citizenship.   Read my Letter addressed to the ...

Council announces Sanctions Framework for Cyber-attacks

In the Council's effort to deter cyber-attacks constituting an external threat to the EU or Member States, the EU can now impose targeted restrictive measures which include asset freezes on both persons and entities and a ban on people travelling to the EU. Such restricted measures are considered necessary in light of the Common Foreign ...