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Cross-Border Data Transfer

We bring you a round up of articles and updates in the data sphere Friday, 19th April 2024   ICO Publishes New Transparency Guide   On the 15th April 2024, the ICO published a new guide for health and social care organisations. The guide details how these entities can be...

On the 31st of January 2024, the CEOs of Meta, Discord, X, Snap and TikTok were called to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing after it was revealed that online child sexual exploitation was rising. At the hearing families whose children self-harmed and/or committed suicide as...

 European Data Protection Board has accepted the final version of Guidelines on the use of facial recognition technology   The European Data Protection Board has accepted the final version of Guidelines on when and how facial technology can be used in law enforcement.   The Guidelines emphasize that facial...

Data protection breaches in healthcare      Hospitals, healthcare providers, and health services have been inundated with security breaches, data leakages, and hacks.  Inadequate data protection practices, despite the highly sensitive personal information that hospitals store, have led to a significant number of breaches. Many hospitals have also...

African States strengthen their data protection laws   According to the advocacy organisation ‘Internet Society’, more than 17 African countries have implemented extensive data protection legislations. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development reported that 33 countries have some form of data protection legislation in place.   The...

The future of EU-US data transfers and its impact on MarTech   Joe Biden’s Executive Order aims to make room for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (Privacy Shield 2.0) by addressing two primary concerns in the Schrems II court case (which famously ruined the Privacy Shield program that many...

We bring you a round up of articles and updates sourced from national data commissioners and leading privacy organisations.   News this week:   EDPB - Has reported on several fines for varying Data related reasons around Europe this month Read more   ICO -  Discuss pseudonymisation which comes after the recent...

Following a complaint by NYOB in 2021, EDPS sanctioned the European Parliament finding them to have broken EU law regarding cookie consent and data transfers. This was mainly regarding an internal coronavirus testing website. referring to illegal EU-US data transfers as they were ultimately unable...

SCCs - A revamped 'Safeguard' for cross-border data transfer   Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders has said the European Commission will adopt revamped standard contractual clauses on Friday June 4, 2021, Reuters reports.   "We have incorporated some elements of transparency (and) accountability in full compliance with the (EU General...