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European Data Protection Supervisor Publishes Priorities for 2017

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.… Continue Reading

EDPS Issues Opinion on Coherent Enforcement of Fundamental Rights in the Age of Big Data

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.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party and EDPS Release Opinions on the ePrivacy Directive

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

EU Member States Approve Privacy Shield

On July 8, 2016, EU representatives on the Article 31 Committee approved the final version of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to permit transatlantic transfers of personal data from the EU to the U.S.… Continue Reading

CIPL Releases Outcomes Report of First GDPR Implementation Project Workshop in Amsterdam

Recently, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP co-hosted a one-day workshop in Amsterdam with the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, as part of its kick off of CIPL’s new long-term project on the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. This blog entry provides highlights on the project and a link to its workshop report.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Issues Statement on 2016 Action Plan for Regulation

On February 11, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party issued a statement on the 2016 action plan for the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The action plan outlines the priorities for the Working Party in light of the transition to a new legal framework in Europe and the introduction of the European Data Protection Board. … Continue Reading

European Data Protection Supervisor Issues Opinion on EU Cybersecurity Strategy

On June 14, 2013, the European Data Protection Supervisor issued an Opinion addressing (1) the joint communication of the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on their cybersecurity strategy, and (2) the European Commission’s proposed draft directive on measures to ensure uniformly high security measures for network and information security across the EU.… Continue Reading

LIBE Committee Debates Proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation

On March 20, 2013, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs held legislative deliberations regarding the European Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation. This blog post provides highlights from the deliberations, including opinions from Jan Philipp Albrecht and Jacob Kohnstamm.… Continue Reading

ENISA Publishes Report on the Right to Be Forgotten

On November 20, 2012, the European Network and Information Security Agency published a new report entitled “The Right to Be Forgotten – Between Expectations and Practice.” The report focuses on the technical implications of how this right is addressed in the draft EU General Data Protection Regulation.… Continue Reading
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