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DPO Newsletter: Data Protection & Privacy News (issue #8)

DPO Newsletter: Global Data Protection & Privacy News

We’ve compiled the latest in Data Protection and Privacy news for your convenience below.

1) Newly Published Documentation

  • The UK’s Data Protection Authority (the ICO) has opened a public consultation on its draft guidance on anonymisation, pseudonymisation, and privacy-enhancing technologies. View the draft guidance here →
  • The French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) has opened a public consultation on the draft guidance on processing data with regards to the medical and social support of minors’. Read or reply to the consultation here → (available in French)
  • Denmark’s Data Protection Authority (the Datatilsynet) has published a draft guidance on data processing in the context of direct marketing activities. Read the draft guidance here → (available in Danish)
  • The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has issued an Audit Fact Sheet. Full details here →

2) Notable Case Law

  • The UK’s ICO has fined a political party for sending direct marketing emails without proof of consent. The ICO also found that the party had not kept clear records of the legal bases of processing. Read the press release here →
  • The US Supreme Court overturned a decision convicting a police officer under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, for misusing a government database, in the context of an investigation. The police officer was not considered to be guilty of fraud as the database had been made available to him – regardless of the motive. View the judgment here →

3) New and Upcoming Legislation

4) Strong Impact Tech

Other Key information from the past weeks:

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