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KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA FLOWING – HOW TO NAVIGATE THE CHANGING TIDES OF THE NEW EU GUIDANCE AND UK-EU BREXIT DEAL

Concerns are mounting for companies around the world as they consider their ability to transfer data from the EU, following the recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union in Data Protection Commissioner v. Maximillian Schrems (Schrems II), in addition to subsequent proposed guidance on data transfer measures coming out of Europe, […]


EU DATA PRIVACY COMPARATIVE GUIDE

In the EU, the two key pieces of legislation that govern data privacy at an EU level are EU Regulation 2016/679 and EU Directive 2002/58/EC. The bodies responsible for the enforcement of data privacy legislation vary across European member states. The powers of supervisory authorities include Investigatory powers, Authorization and advisory powers, and Corrective powers. […]


WHAT’S NEW IN THE EDPB’S DRAFT GUIDELINES ON CONTROLLERS AND PROCESSORS UNDER THE GDPR?

A new blog discusses the draft guidelines regarding controllers and processors in the GDPR that were issued by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). It considers roles from the perspective of a relationship to a controller or processor. Depending on the circumstances, a controller or a processor may be classified as controllers for processing activities […]


Q&A: RIGHT-TO-WORK CHECKS BEYOND 2020

The end of the transition period and freedom of movement is only a few weeks away. Although employers are busy getting to grips with the post-Brexit immigration system, they are also concerned about what changes they must make to their right-to-work (RTW) check procedures and when. A new document answers key questions on this matter. […]


NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFERRING PERSONAL DATA FROM EUROPE: A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE NEW DRAFT STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES PUBLISHED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

The European Commission published draft standard contractual clauses for transfers of personal data from the European Union to third countries, and once approved, the new clauses will replace previous contractual clauses, which pre-date the implementation of the GDPR. The draft clauses are expected to be adopted by the European Commission at the beginning of 2021. […]


NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFERRING PERSONAL DATA FROM EUROPE: A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE NEW DRAFT STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES PUBLISHED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

The European Commission published draft standard contractual clauses for transfers of personal data from the European Union to third countries and once approved, the new clauses will replace previous contractual clauses, which pre-date the implementation of the GDPR. The draft clauses are expected to be adopted by the European Commission at the beginning of 2021. […]


INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS POST SCHREMS II: A DANCE OF SIX STEPS

In 2016, the European Commission recognized the Privacy Shield as a mechanism for an adequate level of protection for the transfer of personal data from the European Union. Yet, the Schrems II decision invalidated the Privacy Shield. A recent decision by the European Data Protection Board offers six steps to follow when transferring personal data […]


IMPACT OF CHANGES TO THE UK IMMIGRATION RULES ON EU, EEA & SWISS CITIZENS

How will the end of Freedom of Movement affect those willing to work in the UK? The transition period for BREXIT will end on December 31, and that will also end the Free Movement Rights, meaning that EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals planning to travel to the UK to work and live permanently will be […]


EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION BOARD RELEASES GUIDANCE ON CROSS-BORDER DATA FLOWS IN THE WAKE OF SCHREMS II

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) recently issued guidance for navigating transfers of data out of the European Economic Area (EEA) considering the Schrems II decision. The EPDB also issued a document describing the “essential guarantees” that must be respected to ensure no interference with data subjects’ privacy and data protection rights. The two documents […]


EU Data Protection: In a Post-Privacy Shield, Sectorial Code of Conduct Could Lead the Way to Safeguard Data Transfers Outside the EU-EEA

A new regulation aimed at providing stakeholders with additional tools to self-regulate and safeguard the privacy of individuals in the European Union (EU) now requires global companies with the need to transfer data across the world to re-assess their data transfer mechanisms. The advantages of codes of conduct, such as Art. 40 GDPR and the […]




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