EU Court declares website is data controller for Facebook “like” button

EU ruling on facebook like button on websites

The Advocate General has issued an opinion in Case C-40/17¬†relating to the use of a Facebook “like” button placed on the website of Fashion ID. The opinion sets out who is responsible for the sharing and processing of data. The Court of Justice of the European Union¬†found that when a website features a Facebook “Like” …

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EU adopts data protection adequacy decision regarding Japan

EU Japan agree data protection adequacy

In September 2018 the EU launched its process for adopting an adequacy decision under the GDPR after negotiations concluded between the EU and Japan in July 2018. This process completed on 23rd January 2019 when the European Commission formally adopted the adequacy decision. The agreement, which comes into effect immediately means that it is now …

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What the draft Brexit agreement means for data protection

brexit and data protection

In case you missed it, the Cabinet in Westminster has “agreed” Theresa May’s draft Brexit Agreement for moving the UK out the EU next year. Whilst the media continue to dissect the agreement and whether the Cabinet really does “back” the proposals, and discussions continue about the impact it has on the Northern Ireland border, …

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EU and Japan agree data protection adequacy

Japan EU Adequacy

  This week the EU and Japan have agreed to recognise each others data protection regulations as “adequate” meaning that once the formalities are completed (later this year), Japan will be added to the list of non-EU countries who have adequate data protection regimes. The GDPR and the Data Protection Directive before it, puts in …

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UK government publishes paper on the case for EU data flows post Brexit

UK Government & Data Protection

Whilst the UK is still part of the EU it can continue to benefit from EU transfers of data as set out in the 1995 Directive (implemented in the UK as the Data Protection Act 1998). These EU rules allow for the free flowing of data across all EU member states; those outside the European …

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Five steps to GDPR Readiness

five steps to gdpr compliance

In case you’ve missed it, there’s just over a year until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU’s new data protection rules that will supersede the UK’s Data Protection Act in May 2018 – no doubt you’ll have seen various tickers or timers counting down the months, weeks, days… Moving towards readiness for compliance …

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