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Joanna de Fonseka is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Technology group in London, having joined the Firm as a trainee in 2012. Joanna is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published draft guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor in the GDPR (Guidelines). They replace the previous guidelines on the concepts of controllers and processors which the Art. 29 Working Party, i.e., basically the EDPB’s predecessor, had published in 2010. The Guidelines…

The European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) has published draft guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor in the GDPR (“Guidelines”). They replace the previous guidelines on the concepts of controllers and processors which the Art. 29 Working Party, i.e. basically the EDPB’s predecessor, had published in 2010. The Guidelines are open for public consultation until October 19, 2020, after which the final version will be issued.

This is the third in a series of guidance notes on what the “Schrems II” decision means for companies that rely on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, controller-to-processor standard contractual clauses, SCCs for transfers to controllers, derogations/exceptions to transfer restrictions, and binding corporate rules, as well as what “Schrems II” means for Brexit and what companies can expect with the road ahead on these issues.

On 4 May 2020 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted updated guidelines on consent under the GDPR (“New Guidelines”). 

The New Guidelines supersede the guidelines on consent originally adopted by the EDPB’s predecessor, the Article 29 Working Party, on 10 April 2018 (the 2018 Guidelines), and subsequently endorsed by the EDPB.  

In brief On 17 April 2020 the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a statement on its regulatory approach during the coronavirus pandemic. Recognising that operational and financial pressures caused by the coronavirus may impact organisations’ ability to fully comply with aspects of data protection laws, the ICO has stated…

The European Commission  (EC) released a White Paper entitled “On Artificial Intelligence — A European approach to excellence and trust” in February 2020, detailing policy options and calling for debate on issues pertinent to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data. It explores the strong human element involved in understanding how best…

Data has gone global. Whether you’re operating in one country or worldwide you need to know the local and international rules, regulations and risks that will affect your business. We are bringing together members of our global Data Protection and Security Team from London, EU, and the US to update…

The GDPR celebrated its first anniversary on 25 May 2019 – a good time to take stock. In this article, we look at how the GDPR has been enforced so far, what the regulators’ future direction of travel might be, and the key areas organisations will need to focus on…