The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) withstood the challenge of the coronavirus crisis by being sufficiently flexible during the pandemic, says Marie-Laure Denis, president of French data watchdog CNIL.
The British government has set up a national data strategy forum as part of its goal to make the country the world’s number one data destination, while maintaining high standards of protection and governance.
The privacy legislation picture is growing ever more complex with more countries adopting new laws all the time. A key theme of PrivSec Global next month will be focusing on these legislative changes and other regulatory developments and what they mean. Here we pick out several jurisdictions that are seeing major changes.
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has found many aspects of the United Kingdom’s data protection framework to be ‘essentially equivalent’ to the European Union’s but has also recommended several areas are further assessed.
Supplementary rules could be agreed to “bridge the gap” between the United Kingdom and European Union’s data protection systems and ensure the continued free flow of personal data, the European Parliament’s in-house think tank has suggested.
The Harris Federation, which runs 50 schools in the United Kingdom has fallen victim to a ransomware attack, just days after the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warned educational establishments of an increase in such incidents.
The transparency requirements of GDPR are fuelling “micro-claims” for compensation, in addition to high-profile class action lawsuits. Stewart Room, preparing for his session at PrivSec Global, suggests the current system is creating perverse incentives and argues for a better solution
Following Schrems and Brexit, international data-sharing and the concept of adequacy has dominated much of the global news on data protection. But is adequacy itself a flawed concept? Marty Abrams explains why he thinks we need a better alternative
Businesses breathed a sigh of relief last week when the European Union issued a draft adequacy decision guaranteeing the continued free flow of personal data between the EU and UK. Muzaffar Shah argues however that potential regulatory divergence and legal precedent point to an uncertain future for the arrangement.
A group of cross-party MPs say the UK-Japan trade deal has “profound implications for privacy and for international trade” and urges the government to provide more information before the Agreement is assented on or before December 7.