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‘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 […]
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 subsequently 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. […]
THE GDPR – What Does It Mean for HR?
With just under a year until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Act 1998, employers should consider the necessary steps to ensure compliance. The GDPR makes it clear that consent must be freely given if there is no genuine free choice. In addition, a data subject has the right not to […]
How to Prepare for GDPR: Implementing a Compliance Programme
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect next May, it is vital that organisations take action to ensure they are ready to comply. It will be a challenge to be fully compliant by then, but taking care of the risky areas first will serve the most purpose. Begin by assembling a project […]
Is it Time to Give Ex-Offenders a Break?
A December 2016 parliamentary Work and Pensions Committee report has suggested that employers should be offered tax incentives for recruiting ex-offenders. Despite this incentive, more than 50 percent of surveyed businesses stated that they would not consider hiring an ex-offender. Reasons include perceived risk to security and prevention of harm, concerns that ex-offenders lack honesty […]
Employment Up Slightly in Euro Area for Q1
According to figures from the Eurostat, employment in the Euro Area increased by 1.5 percent when compared to the previous year, while it was up 1.4 percent in the European Union (EU) 28 area. The highest levels of employment were recorded in the first quarter of 2017, revealing that 234.2 million men and women were […]
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Challenged
Digital Rights Ireland has filed a challenge with Europe’s second highest court against the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield scheme. The challenge, which could take a year or more to receive a ruling or could be thrown out as a preliminary matter, claims that the Privacy Shield does not adequately protect the rights of EU citizens. A […]
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