Harmonising EU Data Protection rules

The long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) has now been published on the Official Journal of the European Union. What is it? The GDPR will harmonise data protection laws across the EU. It will change how businesses process and transfer the personal data of EU residents. It is scheduled

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Safe Harbour Replacement?

On Tuesday 2 February 2016, the EU Commission and US Department of Commerce announced that they had reached “political agreement” on a new privacy framework for transfers of personal data between Europe and the United States. The new framework – the “EU–US Privacy Shield” – will replace Safe Harbour, which

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