Access to data / Breach notification / Data protection / Data retention / General Data Protection Regulation / Law enforcement / Personal data / Privacy / Privacy impact assessment / Surveillance

Article 29 WP and the draft directive on the processing of personal data by law enforcement agencies: has Article 29 WP been heard?

Last month, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) of the Council of the EU  the compromise texts agreed with the European Parliament on data protection reform. As a reminder, the reform is a legislative package concerning two legislative instruments: the second of which discussed here (and far less catching the press headlines than the General Data … Continue reading

Breach notification / Data protection / Privacy / Privacy impact assessment / Security

‘Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed’… but still a new version of Chapter IV of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation has been released!

The Council of the European Union has agreed on a “partial general approach” when reviewing specific aspects of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in a note issued on the 3rd of October 2014 for publication in the Council Register. In particular, the note contains a revised version of the draft text of Chapter … Continue reading

Breach notification / Privacy

California strengthens data privacy legislation

The Governor of California State has signed several bills into law directed at protecting data privacy. These include a bill that amends provisions of the Californian Information Practices Act (IPA) to prohibit the sale, advertisement for sale or offer to sell of an individual’s social security number, together with a number of changes regarding data … Continue reading