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FRANCE: Marie-Laure Denis expected to become the new CNIL president

France - January 21 2019 On 18 January 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron announced his intention to appoint Marie-Laure Denis as the next president of the French Data…

THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch SA initiates exploratory investigation into DPAs

Netherlands - January 20 2019 The Dutch Supervisory Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “AP”) recently communicated a press release stating that it reached out to 30…

AUSTRALIA: Assistance and Access Act, December 2018 - Holy grail of uncertainty created by new rushed-in data encryption laws

Australia - January 16 2019 On 6 December 2018, the Australian Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (Cth) (the Act) was rushed…

UK: regulations published to help interpret ‘UK GDPR’ post-brexit

European Union, United Kingdom - January 14 2019 Whilst competing factions in the UK Parliament continue to wrangle over the UK’s future relationship with the EU, in the background work continues to…

EU - New powers for European Cyberagency

European Union - December 17 2018 On 10 December 2018, the European lawmakers reached a political agreement on the European Cybersecurity Act. The intention of this new EU Regulation…

The Netherlands: Health sector once again on the radar of DPA

European Union, Netherlands - December 14 2018 The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “Dutch DPA“) previously stated that it shall focus its enforcement actions on the…

UK: GDPR Brexit flowchart

European Union, United Kingdom - December 14 2018 This week has brought further uncertainty on the route to Brexit. The planned vote in the UK Parliament on the Withdrawal Agreement - intended to…

SPAIN: List of registered Data Protection Officers now available online

Spain - December 13 2018 The Spanish Data Protection Commissioner (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos or “AEPD”) has just launched new online facilities in its website…

Germany: First court decision on claims for immaterial damages under GDPR

Germany - December 12 2018 The Local Court (Amtsgericht) Diez (in a final decision dated 7 November 18, case number 8 C 130/18) was the first German court - and as far as we…

SPAIN: New Data Protection Act in force from 07 December 2018

European Union - December 6 2018 After more than two weeks from its approval by the Spanish Senate, the Official Gazette of Spain published this morning the new Spanish Data…