European Data Protection Supervisor

On November 12, 2020, the European Commission published a draft implementing decision on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries pursuant to the GDPR, along with its draft set of new standard contractual clauses. This blog entry provides key takeaways on the draft decision.
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On March 25, 2020, the European Data Protection Supervisor sent a letter to the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology addressing the various initiatives involving telecommunications providers at the Member State level to monitor the spread of COVID-19 outbreak using location data.
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On May 22, 2019, the European Data Protection Board published a summary of enforcement actions taken by the European Economic Area Supervisory Authorities for the year following the GDPR’s entry into force. This blog entry provides an overview of the findings.
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On February 15, 2017, the European Data Protection Supervisor published its Priorities for 2017. The EDPS Priorities consist of a note listing the strategic priorities and a color-coded table listing the European Commission’s proposals that require the EDPS’ attention, sorted by level of priority.
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Recently, the European Data Protection Supervisor released Opinion 8/2016 on the coherent enforcement of fundamental rights in the age of big data. The Opinion updates the EDPS’ Preliminary Opinion on Privacy and Competitiveness in the Age of Big Data, first published in 2014, and provides practical recommendations on how the EU’s objectives and standards can be applied holistically across the EU institutions.
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On July 25, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party and the European Data Protection Supervisor released their respective Opinions regarding the evaluation and review of Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications. Both the Working Party and the EDPS stressed that new rules should complement the protections available under the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Continue Reading Article 29 Working Party and EDPS Release Opinions on the ePrivacy Directive