Weekly Privacy News Update – Episode 07

Deadline for UK’s data reform consultation

November 19 was the deadline for submission of comments for the consultation on the reforms proposed for data use and regulation by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office. The framework for the reforms was done by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports, highlighting innovation, growth, and threat prevention that applies to how personal data is used, together with creating laws that will enable those concerns.


EDPS will examine enforcement and GDPR assessment with stakeholders

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Wojciech Wiewiórowski will meet with stakeholders on June 16-17, 2022, to examine useful methods in enforcement that will include an assessment of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As said in his video announcement, “this conference will seek to critically discuss these shortcomings and explore improvements and alternative methods for enforcement of GDPR, including a more centralized approach.

Source: IAPP, EDPS

European Commission pushes independence for Belgium’s DPA

The European Commission seeks litigation versus Belgium regarding the lack of independent operation of its Data Protection Authority (DPA) as enforced by the EU General Data Protection Regulation. They stated that a few members of the DPA “cannot be regarded as free from external influence” since some are under the management committee, participated in COVID-19 contact tracing, or are part of the Information Security Committee.

Source: IAPP, European Commission

European Commission VP not contented with GDPR enforcement

Věra Jourová, Vice President for Values and Transparency, expressed her dissatisfaction with the enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She pointed out a few data protection authorities are undermanned, have a shortage of funds, and lack support from the government. propose changes.”

Source: IAPP, Bloomberg

Masha Komnenic CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP
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Written by Masha Komnenic CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP

Masha is an Information Security and Data Privacy Specialist and a Certified Data Protection Officer. She has been a Data Protection Officer for the past six years, helping small and medium-sized enterprises achieve legal compliance. She has also been a privacy compliance mentor to many international business accelerators. She specializes in implementing, monitoring, and auditing business compliance with privacy regulations (HIPAA, PIPEDA, ePrivacy Directive, GDPR, CCPA, POPIA, LGPD). Masha studied Law at Belgrade University, and she passed the Bar examination in 2016. More about the author

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