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What Next for Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs)? The Direction of Travel

Data subject access requests are a cornerstone of the data protection regime, being fundamental in helping individuals to exercise their rights. If individuals do not know what information an organization has about them then how can they understand if their information is being used lawfully? While DSARs have been around for many years, the introduction […]


Albania Prompted to Implement Medical Cannabis Reform After U.N. Criticism

The Albania government has decided to legalize medical cannabis. The law, “control of the cultivation and processing of the cannabis plant and the production of its by-products for medical and industrial purposes” is now online. The bill will now be available for public comment, after which it will be forwarded to Parliament. Opposition groups call […]


The European Commission Clarifies Its Own Standard Contractual Clauses

The European Commission has released long-awaited guidance for the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) adopted in June 2021. The Commission has developed Questions and Answers (Q&As) as a dynamic source of practical guidance on the use of SCCs. The Q&As respond to industry feedback on key practical aspects of the SCCs. What are the most notable […]


Calculation Of Fines Under The GDPR: Draft Guidelines by And for The Authorities

In May 2022, the European Data Protection Board published its Guidelines 04/2022 on the calculation of administrative fines under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the GDPR. The Draft Guidelines provide for a harmonized calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR. In general, the calculation of administrative fines is at the discretion of national data protection authorities […]


‘Controller,’ ‘Processor’ and ‘Transfer’: Some GDPR Concepts Re-Explained

Rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) don’t just apply to companies that fall under its territorial scope, but also those that don’t have an establishment in the European Union (EU) but do target data subjects in the EU. The key elements of the concepts of the controller, joint controller, processor, and data transfer […]


Top 5 Data Protection Compliance Challenges For 2022

Now that 2021 has come to a close, what data protection developments and compliance challenges lie ahead in 2022, and what are the Irish Data Protection Commission’s key enforcement and regulatory priorities? In 2022, organizations will undoubtedly continue to wrestle with several key data protection issues including legitimizing data transfers; processing Covid-19 vaccination data in […]


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.




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