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UK Data Protection Act receives Royal Assent and enters into force tomorrow

24/05/2018 by:

The UK Data Protection Bill received the Royal Assent on 23 May and its main provisions will commence on 25 May 2018. The UK Act is not limited to GDPR provisions but also covers national security issues and transposes the EU Law Enforcement...

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Council of Europe modernises Convention 108

21/05/2018 by:

The Council of Europe adopted, on 18 May, an Amending Protocol which updates its data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”. The modernisation brings the Convention into line with the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and now require...

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House of Commons passes Data Protection Bill with amendments

10/05/2018 by:

The Data Protection Bill went through the Report stage and third reading in the House of Commons yesterday. What will come next is the so called ‘Ping Pong’ between the Houses before the Bill is adopted. The government’s exemption for immigration...

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EDPB ready to operate from 25 May, Buttarelli says

08/05/2018 by:

The European Data Protection Board is ready to start its work immediately when the GDPR enters into force on 25 May 2018. Speaking at the ASSODPO conference in Milan today, European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli said that the gro...

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ICO launches consultation on stronger regulatory action and continues with its micro-targeting investigation

04/05/2018 by:

The Information Commissioner today launched a consultation on stronger powers which are written into the Data Protection Bill currently going through Parliament. The Report stage in the House of Commons has been scheduled for 9th May. Proposed new...

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