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DPO Newsletter: Data Protection & Privacy News (issue #23)

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 Irish Data Protection Authority has released a Guide on appropriate qualifications for a Data Protection Officer (GDPR). Read the Guide here →
  • The Irish Data Protection Authority has also published a new form to declare data protection breaches. Access the form here →
  • The Data Protection Authority for Singapore (the PDPC) has issued a Guidance on Developing a Data Protection Management Programme and Data Protection Impact Assessments. View the Guidance here →
  • The Spanish Data Protection Authority has opened a page to report content of a sexual or violent nature posted online without consent. More details here → (available in Spanish)
  • The National Cyber Security Centre for Finland has updated its Cookie Guidance. The Guidance is divided between information for end-users and information for service providers. Read it here →

2) Notable Case Law

3) New and Upcoming Legislation

  • European Union – The President of the European Commission announced a new European Cyber Resilience Act and the further development of a European Cyber Security Policy, in her speech for the State of the Union.
  • China – A new Act has been passed to legislate the protection of data resulting from connected vehicles. It will come into force on October 1st, 2021. The Act is available here → (available in Chinese)

4) Strong Impact Tech

Other key information from the past weeks

  • The Irish Data Protection Authority has fined WhatsApp €225 million, as a result of an investigation that started in 2018. It was notably found that data subjects were insufficiently informed of the data exchanges between Facebook and WhatsApp.
  • The Dublin Metropolitan District Court (Ireland) has convicted Vodafone Ireland Limited on seven charges of unsolicited marketing emails. Read our Guide on Direct Marketing here →
  • The UK government has opened a consultation on reforms to the data protection regime, which will close on the 19th of November, 2021.

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