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Privacy Shield not ready yet

Two working parties, ministers galore... but data transfer law remains in limbo The revelations by rogue NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden in 2013 caused indignant EU politicians to open a dialogue with the US government to update the data transfer regime to safeguard personal data. The Privacy Shield is the culmination of those discussions. The US's hands-off approach… Continue reading Privacy Shield not ready yet

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Brexit = Legal Armageddon?

The Brexit debate continues and, with the Leave and Remain camps neck and neck, it looks likely that the undecided few will carry the result. It seems that we can expect more headline-grabbing soundbites until the vote on June 23. The polarised nature of this debate is throwing up some interesting oddities, so you might… Continue reading Brexit = Legal Armageddon?

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4 issues under the new data law

Some of those I speak to intend to carry on with their business and not worry about the new General Data Protection Regulation. After all, 2018 is a long time to plan ahead. The UK might have left the EU by then, fracturing the UK back into its constituent parts as Scotland elects to rejoin the EU.… Continue reading 4 issues under the new data law

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Data transfers post Schrems

Transfers of data from EU to US can still occur. The Article 29 Working Party has set a deadline of end of January 2016 for Safe Harbour 2.0 to be finalised. After this, depending upon what transfer methods are being used, the data protection authorities will start taking enforcement action. The European Commission sets out… Continue reading Data transfers post Schrems