Sri Lankan Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology finalizes Data Protection Legislation

The Sri Lanakan Personal Data Protection Legislation Bill has been finalized and will be implemented over three years from the date of certification by the Speaker, providing adequate time for both the public and private sectors to implement the legislation. A Sri Lankan Data Protection Authority will also be establihsed within 18 months. ...

CJEU: prohibition on processing certain categories of sensitive data also applies to search engines

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The Judgment in Case C-136/17 GC and Others v Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL, the French Data Protection Authority) has determined that operators of search engines can also be subject to the prohibition of processing of certain categories of sensitive personal data. The judgement handed down today, attempts to strike a balance ...

Your data for cash: Garante privacy refers the Weople app question to the EDPB

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On 1 August 2019 the Italian Data Protection Authority requested input from the European Data Protection Board with respect to the commercialisation/monetisation of personal data and its relationship with the right to data portability, with the objective of establishing a common position at the European Union level. The Italian DPA's Press Release can be ...

EU Commission and Parliament take stock on Data Protection in the EU

Today, 25 July 2019, the European Commission and the European Parliament published a Communication outlining the state of data protection in the EU. The document touches on consistent implementation of the GDPR, how the new governance system is working, and the impact that it has had, also in a global level, in terms of citizens ...

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 ...