GDPR year one overall positive but countries should not diverge: EU report

The European Union's general data protection regulation has pushed companies to improve their compliance with privacy standards and has made individuals more aware of their privacy rights and how to seek redress, according to a European Commission report on the first year of the law. The GDPR, which took effect on May 25, 2018, has … Continue reading GDPR year one overall positive but countries should not diverge: EU report

Non-personal data may fall under European Union privacy law

Companies may have to treat non-personal data from the European Union as if it were personal data and therefore subject to the bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation requirements, the European Commission said. In guidance issued May 29 to coincide with the effective date of an EU law on non-personal data, the commission, the EU’s executive … Continue reading Non-personal data may fall under European Union privacy law

EU’s privacy regime nears first anniversary marked by glitches

The European Union’s landmark law for protecting European citizens’ data privacy still lacks specifics a year after taking effect, lawyers say. European and US privacy attorneys say they want the bloc’s data protection authorities to clarify parts of the General Data Protection Regulation, which became law on May 25, 2018. Questions linger over how companies … Continue reading EU’s privacy regime nears first anniversary marked by glitches