EDPS published revised eCommunications guidelines for EU institutions

On January 31, 2020 the EDPS published Revised Guidelines on personal data and electronic communications in the EU institutions (eCommunications guidelines). Recognizing that for “most people, electronic communications (eCommunications) such as email, internet and telephony, occupy a central role in their day-to-day professional and personal activities” and that “eCommunications are essential for organisations to operate […]

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EDPB’s Fifteenth Plenary session: Important topics discussed

On November 12 and 13, 2019, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) met in its fifteenth plenary session. The EDPB discussed important topics. Adoption of EU-US Privacy Shield Third Annual Review Report. After the Third Annual Joint Review of the Shield, the EDPB adopted its report. The EDPB appreciates the improvements by the US Authorities[i] […]

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EDPS adopts Guidelines on GDPR’s territorial scope

On November 16, 2018, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted guidelines on the territorial application of the GDPR. Guidelines 3/2018 on the territorial scope of Regulation 2016/679/EU- Version for public consultation. The guidelines are now open to public consultation. The Guidelines aim at clarifying the territorial scope of the GDPR, in particular where the data […]

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ENISA, Technical Guideline on Minimum Security Measures

On October 4, 2014, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) published the technical guideline for Minimum Security Measures to provide guidance to national regulators on the security measures they should take into account when assessing compliance to the revised Telecommunications Framework Directive . Article 13a of the most recent update of the Telecommunications Framework […]

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Records of processing activities of Article 30 GDPR – some model forms

UPDATED Novembre 19, 2019 Article 30 GDPR requires each controller and each processor to maintain a record of processing activities under its responsibility which must be in writing (including electronic form). Article 30 details the minimum content of the record. Some DPA made available model forms and notes for keeping records of processing activities: the […]

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Guidelines on data breach notification

On February 6, 2018, Working Party 29 (WP29) adopted the Guidelines on Personal data breach notification under Regulation 2016/679, wp250rev.01 Regulation 2016/679, the s.c. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces the requirement for a personal data breach  to be notified to the competent national supervisory authority (or in the case of a cross-border breach, to […]

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Guidelines on Automated individual decision-making and Profiling for the purposes of Regulation 2016/679

On February 6, 2018, Working Party 29 (WP29) adopted the Guidelines on Automated individual decision-making and Profiling for the purposes of Regulation 2016/679 (wp251rev.01). Advances in the capabilities of big data analytics, as well as the widespread availability of personal data on the internet and from Internet of Things (IoT) devices can allow aspects of […]

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WP29 issues Opinion to balance employers’ legitimate interests and employees’ reasonable privacy expectations

On June 8, 2017, Working Party 29 (WP29) issued Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work, which makes a “new assessment of the balance between legitimate interests of employers and the reasonable privacy expectations of employees” also considering the new challenges to data protection created by new technologies. Opinion 2/2017 updates previousOpinion 08/2001 on the processing […]

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Guidelines for practical implementation of the GDPR issued by the Italian DPA

The Italian Data Protection Authority, Garante per la privacy issued Guidelines for the implementation of Regulation EU/2016/679 on Personal Data Protection (GDPR). The DPA suggests some actions that can be carried out right away to comply with the GDPR and provides a general overview of the major innovations introduced by the legislation. The guidelines are […]

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