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Creation of a Working Group to Prepare the New Portuguese Law on the Protection...

On August 24, 2017 an ordinance was published which created a Working Group with the purpose of preparing the Portuguese legislation for the application of the new General Data Protection Regulation.

German Federal Labor Court: Employer cannot use information from secret keylogger software as evidence...

Information obtained via a keylogger software secretly installed on an employee's computer cannot be used as evidence in court - some exceptions apply.

German Data Retention Obligations Suspended

On 28 June 2017, the German telecommunications regulator decided to suspend enforcement of the provisions of the German Telecommunications Act which required providers of publicly available telephone services for end users and providers of publicly available internet access services for end users to retain certain metadata from 1 July 2017 onwards.

Germany passes new Federal Data Protection Act

Germany is one step closer to new data protection rules as the German Parliament and the Federal Council have both approved the draft of a new Federal Data Protection Act (Bundestag printing matter 18/11325). The purpose of the draft is to align German data protection law to the European General Data Protection Regulation which will be applicable as of May 25, 2018.

Switzerland to Overhaul its Data Protection Framework

In the wake of EU's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Swiss government has recently issued a preliminary draft of a new Data Protection Act (Draft-DPA) that aims to modernize Swiss data protection law.

Indonesia: New Regulation on Personal Data Protection

The Data Protection Regulation emphasizes the current personal data protection provisions in Indonesia by providing new measures to protect the use of personal data in electronic systems.

Singapore: Data Privacy Enforcement Trends

Since the Personal Data Protection Act came into force on 2 July 2014, the Personal Data Protection Commission has published a number of enforcement decisions taken against 22 organisations for breaching various obligations under the Act.

Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework Approved

On January 11, 2017, the US and Swiss authorities announced their agreement on a new cross-border data transfer framework, the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework, to allow US companies to meet the requirements for transfers of personal data from Switzerland to the US.

Privacy Groups challenge EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

An attorneys' data privacy initiative brought an action against the Adequacy Decision in the CJEU claiming that the Adequacy Decision of the European Commission is null and void.
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Germany: Data Protection Officer must not have a conflict of interests

German Data Protection Authority fined a company for having the IT manager appointed as Data Protection Officer – A greater risk under the European General Data Protection Regulation?

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