A new wave of adequacy decisions? Spotlight on!

In 2016 the number of countries that had enacted data privacy laws stood at 109, a significant increase in mid-2011 according to the EU Commission. However, only 11 out of these 109 countries have received an adequacy decision by now... Read more

Bitkom comments on Art.29 Group draft guidelines for data portability

In December 2016 Europe’s data protection authorities, organised in the Article 29 Working Party (WP29), published draft guidance on “data portability“, “data protection officer“ and “for identifying a controller or processor’s lead supervisory authority“ aimed at helping stakeholders prepare for entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The WP29 asked interested stakeholders to submit comments until 15th February 2017 (extended deadline)... Read more

Bitkom on e-Privacy Regulation

The digital industry association Bitkom welcomes further harmonization of the data protection rules in the EU in the proposed e-privacy Regulation , but sees need for further improvements. The e-privacy Regulation regulates data protection in electronic communication. In addition to the traditional telecoms operators, messaging services or video telephony are also covered in the proposal. "The recently adopted General Data Protection Regulation already establishes a high level of data protection," said Susanne Dehmel, Bitkom’s Director for Data Protection and Security... Read more