As the dust has settled somewhat, organizations are still very busy implementing alternative data transfer mechanisms after the revolutionary "Schrems II" decision invalidated PrivacyShield (which allowed free transfer of personal data between the EU and US). During this, one important tool remains often overlooked: data protection impact assessment (‘DPIA’).
On 14 April 2021 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted two Opinions on the draft UK adequacy decisions.
It is not a done deal, but the report by the EU wide umbrella organisation for privacy protection seems to be one more significant hurdle cleared for EU-UK data flows.
There are two opinions since there are two draft adequacy decisions, one dealing with law enforcement and national security and the second dealing with more general data protection and data transfer matters.
France's data protection supervisor, the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés, (CNIL) notified the end of the transition period of it’s amended guidelines & recommendations on cookies and other tracers. If your website is accessible in France, chances are website owners have to bring their cookie consent practices in line with the new rules.
The Dutch data protection authority, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP), fined Booking.com B.V. 450,000 euros for violations related to a 2018 breach. The AP alleges the Dutch company did not report a breach involving more than 4.100 customers until 22 days after the reservation service provider was made aware of the incident. The delay fell outside of the 72-hour breach notification requirement.
Major impact for everyone in EU-non EU partnerships.
After the Schrems II judgement, privacy pros around the world were at a loss what to do. Now, a judgement by the Conseil d’Etat — France's highest administrative court — seems to have shed light on the situation.
European Union Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders stated he does not expect a replacement for the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement to come quickly. Reynders said a new data transfer deal between the EU and US could take years rather than months as ‘it may be challenging to find a solution to protect European citizens' data from US intelligence agencies’.
Moet je als zorgaanbieder ook een DPIA doen voor bestaande verwerkingsactiviteiten?
Ja, soms moet je alsnog een data protection impact assessment (DPIA) uitvoeren voor een bestaande verwerking. Dat is als er iets verandert aan het risico van de gegevensverwerking. En de gegevensverwerking vervolgens (na de verandering) een hoog privacyrisico oplevert.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants California residents rights and control over their personal data. As consumers become increasingly aware of their granted rights, the number of data subject requests received by organisations under the CCPA have also been increasing. Responding to these requests is often a challenge, given the complexity of the process and the tight deadlines. In this blog post, our objective is to provide you with a clear overview of the key information for responding to Consumer Right Requests.
Throughout the last couple of years, the healthcare sector in the Netherlands has been one of the frontrunners in terms of the amount of data breaches reported to the Dutch Data Protection Authority (2017, 2018, 2019). With the recent data breach of the GGD, exposing the personal data of tens of thousands getting tested for the coronavirus, the crucial issue of data breaches in the sector has received very strong public attention as well. This blog provides insight into how a data breach can be recognised, what practical steps organisations can take to reduce the risk of a breach, and how organisations can respond.
The first days of 2021 had news outlets across the world displaying headlines about recent developments in privacy of the American tech giants. If you yourself are using their services, do read on, as these developments can have a big impact on you, the privacy of your company, and your customers.