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UK Government Issues Response to its Data Reform Consultation

On June 17, 2022, the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (“DCMS”) issued a final response (“Response”) to the consultation, ‘Data: a new direction’ (“Consultation”), which launched on September 10, 2021, to receive input from stakeholders on the DCMS proposals to reform the UK’s data protection regime….

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UK Data Transfer Mechanism Comes Into Force

The International Data Transfer Agreement (“IDTA”), the long awaited mechanism for international transfers of personal data originating from the United Kingdom (“UK”), is now in force as of March 21, 2022, along with a separate addendum to the EU standard contractual clauses (“UK Addendum”). These transfer mechanisms were introduced by…

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Use of Google Analytics by EU Websites Violates GDPR

Introduction On 13 January 2022, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (“DSB“) ruled that the use of Google Analytics (“GA”) and the resulting export of personal data to the United States (“US”) violates the GDPR’s data export requirements. On 10 February 2022 the French data protection authority (“CNIL”) also confirmed that…

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The Irish DPC Publishes Final Version of its Children’s Fundamentals

On 17 December 2021, the Irish Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) published the final version of its guidance “Children Front and Centre: Fundamentals for a Child-Oriented Approach to Data Processing” (“the Fundamentals”). The Fundamentals set out principles and recommendations for companies to follow when processing children’s data in Ireland. The Fundamentals seek…

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ICO Issues Opinion on Data Protection and Privacy Expectations for Online Advertising Proposals

On 25 November 2021, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) published an Opinion on Data Protection and Privacy Expectations for Online Advertising Proposals (“Opinion”). The Opinion emphasizes several data protection concerns relating to behavioural advertising and sets out overarching expectations that companies must meet to safeguard people’s privacy online when…

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Approaching Deadline for Data Controller Registration and Representation Requirements in Turkey

Data controllers processing personal data in Turkey must register with the Turkish Data Controllers Registry, “VERBIS”, to notify the Turkish Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) of their processing activities by 31 December 2021, under penalty of a fine. In addition, data controllers not established in Turkey (“foreign controllers”) will need to…

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