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Data Protection Leader

Current Issue (December 2017)

Volume: 14 Issue: 12



About Data Protection Leader:

The monthly law publication which covers all aspects of data protection and data privacy. Topics covered include data transfers and outsourcing, data localisation and retention, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the e-Privacy Directive, data security, marketing and behavioural advertising, consent, employee monitoring, privacy compliance, risk management, DPO responsibilities, accountability, Privacy by Design, acquisition and mergers, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and Big Data / read more


DPL December


Editorial: Seeking GDPR guidance from regulators? Be careful what you wish for


Everyone wants guidance. Everyone is asking for guidance. As the deadline for the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’) approaches, everyone is clamouring for guidance. And the Article 29 Working Party (‘WP29’) has indeed delivered. Emboldened by the forthcoming EU data protection framework, the regulators have invested considerable time and effort to consolidate their individual positions and provide clarity about their thinking. The result is a number of guidelines - some in their final version and some in draft - that have become crucial points of reference for those seeking to comply with the ever so complex GDPR. Yet, many of the points of view expressed in these guidelines have raised some eyebrows.


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