On October 23, 2015, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority issued a statement on transfers of personal data to the US which invalidated the European Commission decision 2000/520 / EC (Safe Harbor Decision),
The Court of Justice of the European Union, following the opinion of the Advocate General, invalidated European Commission Decision 2000/520 dated July 27, 2000, which allowed transfers of personal data to US companies that self-certified under the US/EU Safe Harbor Program.
The Bavarian Data Protection Authority (DPA) in Germany has fined two implicated companies – both seller and purchaser – for unlawfully transferring customer data as part of an asset deal.
On 3 September 2015, extensive amendments were introduced to the law in Japan which deals with the protection of personal information, “The Act on the Protection of Personal Information”.
The Hungarian Parliament has recently adopted an amendment (Act No CXXIX of 2015) to the Information Act that will provide regulation regarding how data controllers must treat data breach incidents. Under the amendment, a data breach incident is any unauthorized processing of data, including the unauthorized access, alteration, unauthorized transfer,…