Association of German Data Protection Authorities Issues a Paper on Employee Data Protection

05/10/2020


Association of German Data Protection Authorities Issues a Paper on Employee Data Protection

Association of German Data Protection Authorities (“Datenschutzkonferenz” or “DSK”) has issued a paper on employee data protection outlining what employers in private sector have to take into account when processing employee personal data.


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ICO Consultation on the Draft Statutory Guidance

02/10/2020


ICO Consultation on the Draft Statutory Guidance

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is running a consultation about an updated version of the Statutory guidance on how the ICO will exercise its data protection regulatory functions of information notices, assessment notices, enforcement notices and penalty notices. This consultation closes on November 12, 2020


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Summary of the Information on U.S. Privacy Safeguards Relevant to SCCs and Other EU Legal Bases for EU-U.S.Data Transfers after Schrems II

29/09/2020


Summary of the Information on U.S. Privacy Safeguards Relevant to SCCs and Other EU Legal Bases for EU-U.S.Data Transfers after Schrems II

The U.S. Government has prepared the White Paper, which outlines the robust limits and safeguards in the United States pertaining to government access to data.


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Premera Blue Cross Settles HIPAA Violation

29/09/2020


Premera Blue Cross Settles HIPAA Violation

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announce that Premera Blue Cross had agreed to pay $6.85 million to the Office for Civil Rights at the HHS and to implement a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy and Security Rules related to a breach affecting over 10.4 million people.


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CNIL - COVID-19 reminder on the collection of personal data by employers

24/09/2020


CNIL - COVID-19 reminder on the collection of personal data by employers

The CNIL, French Data Protection Authority, has issued a reminder to all employers to adhere to certain principles when processing personal data in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Privacy Compliance Journey Series: Gap Analysis

11/09/2020


Privacy Compliance Journey Series: Gap Analysis

How to know what privacy gaps need to be addressed in a privacy programme? This article will provide you an answer highlighting important steps to consider on the way.


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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada new Privacy Guide for Businesses

26/08/2020


The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada new Privacy Guide for Businesses

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has published the new Privacy Guide for Businesses. The Guide provides the summary of the PIPEDA and an overview of the CASL. It also addresses important points when dealing with data breaches and provides information on how to obtain a meaningful consent.


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Privacy Compliance Journey Series: Starting a Privacy Programme

18/08/2020


Privacy Compliance Journey Series: Starting a Privacy Programme

Whether you are just starting your privacy programme or you already have it in place, The Privacy Compliance Journey Series will help you build a successful one or give you an idea or two to enhance your existing programme. This article covers three very important elements when starting the privacy programme.


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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Assesses $80 Million Civil Money Penalty Against Capital One

08/08/2020


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Assesses $80 Million Civil Money Penalty Against Capital One

The Office of the Comptroller (OCC) has issued an $80 million civil penalty against Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. and mandated them to strengthen their compliance programme by appointing a compliance committee and developing comprehensive action plan to comply with the order. This decision is the result of failing to establish effective risk assessment processes prior to migrating significant information technology operations to the public cloud environment and the bank's failure to correct the deficiencies in a timely manner. In taking this action, the OCC positively considered the bank's customer notification and remediation efforts


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Summary of the Frequently Asked Questions on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems 2 Case

25/07/2020


Summary of the Frequently Asked Questions on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems 2 Case

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued answers to the questions they have received from the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) about the Schrems 2 case. In essence, the EDPB follows the position of the CJEU. If you are still unclear on what to do in the days after the CJEU decision this short summary of the FAQs can help.


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Google Contact Tracing App Forces Users to Turn On Location Settings

21/07/2020


Google Contact Tracing App Forces Users to Turn On Location Settings

When Google and Apple have announced that they had been developing contact tracing app in which users’ privacy and security will be central to the design, government across the world used the code to develop contact tracing apps and they have been downloaded more than 20 million times. They have said that they will ban the use of the of location tracking in the apps and they will focus on the use of Bluetooth technology.


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The UK Information Commissioner's Office 2019-2020 Annual Report

20/07/2020


The UK Information Commissioner's Office 2019-2020 Annual Report

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has published it 2019-2020 annual report. It covers a key period in data protection and broader information rights. The report is split into three sections: the performance report, the accountability report and it is concluded with the ICO's financial statements .


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