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Data Protection Leader

Current Issue (November 2017)

Volume: 14 Issue: 11



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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 November 2017


Editorial: Are we heading towards One Stop Flop?


Beyond the opinions of regulators, transatlantic agreements and legislative proposals, there is one institution that is setting the pace like no other for the future of European data protection: the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’). In the not too distant past, the CJEU’s rulings affecting data protection law were rare and far between. Not anymore. The CJEU is now so active in this area that it is becoming challenging to keep up with. And while all of the cases heard by the Luxembourg court are fairly ground breaking, there is one that is set to have a very direct impact on any global corporate group making strategic preparations for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’). You may not have noticed it, but we are probably a few months away from truly finding out how effective the key harmonisation elements of the GDPR - including the One Stop Shop mechanism - will end up being in practice. 


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