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Data Protection

EU-US Privacy Shield may not pass muster, according to leaked extract

EU data authorities might go to court if Commission forges ahead anyway. Leaked extracts from an imminent assessment of the EU-US Privacy Shield replacement for Safe Harbour suggests that a key group of EU data protection authorities will not support it in its present form. It is expected that the Article 29 Working Party will say that it is “not yet in a position to confirm that the current draft adequacy decision does, indeed, ensure a level of protection [in the US] that is essentially equivalent to that in the EU.” Any transatlantic data transfer scheme that does not provide …

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Data protection reform: Council adopts position at first reading

On 8 April 2016, the Council adopted its position at first reading on data protection reform, which paves the way for the final adoption of the legislative package by the European Parliament at its plenary session in April. This formal adoption comes after the compromise agreed with the European Parliament in December 2015. Following this adoption, the Dutch minister for Justice, Ard Van der Steur said: “I have the commitment from the European Parliament that this will allow a vote on both the data protection package and the PNR Directive in April. The Brussels attacks of 22 March have once …

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Délia Rahal-Löfskog (CNIL) : “Le respect des données va devenir un avantage concurrentiel dans l’e-santé”

La loi encadre le traitement des données à caractère personnel, cela ne veut pas dire que l’on ne peut pas les exploiter. C’est possible à condition de respecter les principes de la loi : la finalité, c’est-à-dire définir le but de l’utilisation des données, la pertinence de la collecte, la sécurité et confidentialité des données. Il y a aussi obligation de veiller à l’intégrité de la donnée en veillant à ce que des tiers non autorisés n’y aient pas accès. Par ailleurs, la durée de conservation doit être proportionnelle à la finalité poursuivie et doivent être respectés les droits des …

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French National Assembly Votes to Align the CNIL’s Sanctioning Powers with the GDPR

While organizations in the EU will have to get used to the possibility of receiving fines of up to 4% of total worldwide annual turnover when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in roughly 2 years’ time, organizations in France should prepare for higher sanctions sooner. A bill, passed by the French National Assembly on 26th January 2016, and now before the French Senate, would amend Article 47 of the French Data Protection Act to give the French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) the power to impose penalties for breaches of data protection law of up to …

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Political arrangement between the EU and the US after the invalidation of the Safe Harbor: “The EU-US Privacy Shield”

After months of negotiations, on February 2, 2016 the European Commission and the United States have finally reached an arrangement on a new framework for transatlantic data flows replacing the invalidated Safe Harbor agreement. The Vice President of the European Commission, Andrus Ansip, and the European Commissioner for Justice Věra Jourovà have been mandated to prepare the next steps to put in place the new framework in the next few months. Commissioner Jourovà stated that the implementation of the new framework would take about three months. Key elements of the “EU-US Privacy Shield” The focus of the announcement was on …

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Transferts de données personnelles: “Accord politique” entre l’UE et les Etats-Unis

Bruxelles – L’UE et les Etats-Unis sont parvenus mardi à un “accord politique” censé mettre fin à l’insécurité juridique dans laquelle sont plongées depuis des mois les entreprises transférant des données personnelles de l’Europe vers les Etats-Unis. Fruit d'”intenses négociations”, le nouveau cadre annoncé mardi par la Commission européenne est destiné aux transferts transatlantiques de données personnelles entre entreprises, et doit remplacer celui qui a été invalidé en octobre dernier par la justice européenne. Pour lire l’article de l’Express

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