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The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published its draft guidelines on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles for public consultation. The Guidelines have a wide reach and will apply to more than just vehicle manufacturers. We have summarised the key points and recommendations from the EDPB in the Guidelines below. The public can provide comments to the EDPB until March 20th, 2020. Thereafter, the EDPB will finalize and adopt the Guidelines,…

On February 19, 2020 the ICO published its draft guidance on the AI auditing framework for public consultation, which is open until April 1, 2020. We have summarised the key themes below. What is the draft guidance? The draft guidance, which runs to over 100 pages, provides advice and recommendations on how to understand data protection law in relation to artificial intelligence. It clarifies how to assess the data protection risks posed by AI and…

After January 31, 2020 the UK ceases to be a Member State of the European Union and, under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement agreed between the UK and the EU-27, a transition period applies until December 31, 2020. From a data protection perspective, this has a number of implications. We have summarised the key points below, including what happens after the UK leaves the EU on January 31, the implications for international data transfers,…

It’s the eve of Data Protection Day and we’re pleased to launch a vlog to commemorate – the Data Protection Download. This eries is designed to provide you with a quick snapshot of key recent and upcoming developments in the UK and around Europe. In this month’s edition, Joanna de Fonseka and Bobby Sarkodee-Adoo cover updates on the following:   A-G opinion in Schrems II case, standard contractual clauses ICO steps up fines for data…

On January 8, 2020 the ICO published its draft Direct Marketing Code of Practice for public consultation, which is open until 4 March 2020. We are summarized the status of the draft code, the key areas which are new compared to the ICO’s current direct marketing guidance, and the next steps. What is the draft code and its status? The Information Commissioner is required to publish a statutory direct marketing code under the Data Protection…

Avid readers of this blog will know that shortly before the new year holidays advocate general Hendrik Saugmandsgaard Øe (a.g.) gave his opinion on how European Court of Justice (CJEU) should deal with the second Schrems case (Schrems II) on international data transfers. You’ll find the summary we wrote at the time here. This is the first in a series of blogs, on different impacts the opinion might have particularly on the available data transfer…