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BREAKING NEWS: European Privacy Regulation Guidelines from the Italian Data Protection Authority

May 2, 2017 - 5:00 am in data protection, privacy

The European privacy regulation (GDPR) can now rely on detailed guidelines from Italian data protection authority on how to comply with it.  After the French and the Dutch data protection authorities, the Italian privacy regulator, Garante per la protezione…

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The Dutch DPA issues its plan to comply with the EU Privacy Regulation

April 29, 2017 - 11:08 pm in data protection, privacy

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “AP”) published a step-by-step plan for organisations to prepare for the upcoming…

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The draft ePrivacy Regulation gets a “grey” approval from privacy authorities

April 12, 2017 - 6:53 am in data protection, privacy

The draft ePrivacy Regulation obtained an opinion from the Article 29 Working Party which emphasises a number of positive aspects, but also some privacy…

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Top 10+ EU Privacy Regulation issues – #12 Privacy by design, how to do it?

March 30, 2017 - 7:04 am in data protection, privacy

Privacy by design is one of the pillars of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, but how shall be done in practice to fully comply with it? The title of one of my previous blog posts was "The Internet of Things needs privacy by design". At that time,…

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The French Privacy Authority publishes a 6-step methodology for GDPR compliance

March 22, 2017 - 10:48 am in data protection, privacy

The French data protection authority (CNIL) issued a 6-step methodology for companies that want to prepare for the changes that will apply under the EU the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). This is a very interesting contribution from my colleagues Carol…

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BREAKING NEWS: € 11 million privacy fine in Italy!

March 14, 2017 - 7:09 am in data protection, privacy

A € 11 million privacy fine was issued by the Italian data protection authority against 5 companies involved in the money transfer business.  The "track record" of the Italian data protection authority In 2014 Google had been sanctioned with a € 1 million…

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How privacy compliance turns into a competitive advantage

February 22, 2017 - 11:37 pm in data protection, privacy

Privacy compliance is usually seen as a problem for a business, but it might become the key for the success against its competitors. My law firm and the Italian association of general counsels, AIGI, ran an event of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and…

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Top 10+ EU Privacy Regulation issues – #11 Are you able to handle a data breach?

February 15, 2017 - 10:38 am in data protection, privacy

A detailed data mapping activity and internal cyber risk procedures are necessary to handle a potential data breach at the time of the EU Privacy Regulation. I already discussed in a previous blog post of the relevance of cyber risk nowadays. According to…

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BREAKING NEWS: EU Privacy Guidelines on portability right, data protection officer and one-stop-shop rule adopted

December 22, 2016 - 8:25 am in data protection, privacy

The adoption of the EU guidelines on the privacy portability right, the data protection officer (DPO) and the one stop shop rule are a major step ahead. There is no doubt that the principles contained in the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are very broad…

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Top 10 EU Privacy Regulation issues – #10 What liabilities for the data protection officer?

December 22, 2016 - 8:10 am in data protection, privacy

The role of the data protection officer is one of the most controversial changes introduced by the EU Privacy Regulation. What liabilities and obligations are on him? Updated on 27 April 2017 after the publication of the final version of the WP29 Guidelines…