IP & Technology

The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), the grouping of representatives from national privacy regulators across the EU, has provided an update on its timetable for publishing further guidance under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The update is set out in a press release issued following the WP29’s June meeting. Guidance on Data Privacy Impact… Read more »

IP & Technology

As part of its on-going programme of guidance under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has published draft guidance on data protection impact assessments (DPIAs). Whilst DPIAs (or PIAs) have been advocated as best practice by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a number of years, anecdotal evidence… Read more »

IP & Technology

Following draft guidance published late last year, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has approved final versions of its guidance on data protection officers (DPOs), data portability, and the identification of a lead supervisory authority under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data Protection Officers The guidance on DPOs summarises the key requirements under the… Read more »

Charity

Following monetary penalty notices issued against the RPSCA and the British Heart Foundation last December, the Information Commissioner’s Office has fined another eleven charities for breaches of data protection laws. The ICO’s action follows a two year investigation. How did the charities breach data protection law? The contraventions cover three broad activities: Wealth screening –… Read more »

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