Is Brexit a looming threat to data protection?

Brexit could have a bigger impact on European companies than recently expected because the existing legal foundation for secure data traffic will expire after Brexit and respective agreements to fill this hole still have to take shape. Such an interpretation could at least be made due to a statement by the European Commission from 9th January, 2018, according to which the United Kingdom will become a third-country and there is no underlying adequacy agreement which would guarantee data protection in this case.

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Take the CIPL/Avepoint 2nd Annual GDPR Organisational Readiness Survey now

With less than one year to go before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams and AvePoint have launched the 2nd Annual GDPR Organisational Readiness Survey. Last year, over 220 predominantly multinational organisations participated in the study which focused on key areas of impact and change under the GDPR such as consent, legitimate interest, data portability, profiling, DPIAs, DPOs, data transfers and privacy management programmes. This year’s study revisits these important areas of impact and further considers additional topics. Continue reading

EDPD17 – video recap

European Data Protection Days – The Berlin Conference

The European Data Protection Days are a highlight and priority in many calendars. Often referred to as “The Berlin Conference”, EDPD welcomes data protection officers, experts, politicians and thought leaders for two days. See the video for more information and highlights from the 2017 conference.