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FRANCE: CNIL publishes initial analysis on Blockchain and GDPR

France - October 15 2018 Many questions surround the Blockchain’s compatibility with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The French Data Protection Supervisory…

EUROPE: European consumers organisations launching collective GDPR actions

European Union - September 18 2018 In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, four European Consumers Organisations launched on 30 May 2018 to coordinate collective actions…

UK: Data protection if there’s no Brexit deal - DCMS issues technical guidance

European Union, United Kingdom - September 17 2018 The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (“DCMS”) has issued technical guidance outlining the consequences for UK / EU data protection…

Middle East: Kingdom of Bahrain publishes Personal Data Protection Law

Bahrain - September 17 2018 On 12 July 2018, the Kingdom of Bahrain (Bahrain) issued Law No. 30 of 2018 on the Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL). The PDPL will enter into force…

UK: ICO clarifies position in respect of international transfers under the GDPR

European Union, United Kingdom - September 12 2018 The UK’s supervisory authority for data protection, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO“), has published guidance in relation to international…

Poland: New law on cybersecurity in Poland

Poland - August 28 2018 On 5 July 2018, the Polish Parliament passed the Act on the National Cybersecurity System (“ANCS” J. of Laws 2018.1560), which will enter into force…

Spanish Government approves new Decree-Law on Data Protection matters

European Union, Spain - July 30 2018 Due to the complex balances inside the Spanish Parliament, Spain has been unable to put in place to date (July 2018) a new Data Protection Act that…

UK: ICO announces intention to fine Facebook £500,000 and publishes data analytics investigation update

United Kingdom - July 12 2018 On 10 July 2018, the Information Commissioner published an update on its investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns. The…

FRANCE: Website publisher fined for violation of the cookie requirements

European Union, France - July 11 2018 The French Council of State affirmed the EUR 25,000 fine imposed by the CNIL on Editions Croque Futur (challenges.fr) for non-compliance with French…

EUROPE: Domain names and WHOIS information in a post-GDPR world (gTLDs update)

Global - June 29 2018 With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) having taken effect across the EU on 25 May 2018, this has meant a big change to the availability…