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EUROPE: First GDPR Guidance published by Article 29 WP

The Article 29 Working Party (‘WP29’) has issued its first guidance on GDPR topics. This guidance (including FAQs) relates to: the right to Data Portability; Data Protection Officers (DPO); and the Lead Supervisory Authority. Whilst WP29 announced that more opinions and guidance will follow – for example, guidelines on Data Protection Impact Assessments and Certification …

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EU: The right to be forgotten and the role of the Companies Registry

On 8 September 2016, Advocate General Bot released his opinion on the “Camera di Commercio Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura di Lecce v. Salvatore Manni” c-398/15  (“Manni Case“). If confirmed by the European Court of Justice, the opinion will no doubt shed further light on the construction of the right to be forgotten. Background The original …

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Hacking Team case – is your cyber risk strategy enough?

The cyber-attack suffered by Hacking Team revealed unexpected vulnerabilities of systems with considerable consequences for businesses whose cyber risk strategy shall be reassessed. The press extensively covered during the last days the case concerning the cyber attack suffered by the Hacking Team, a government-sponsored provider of device monitoring solutions.  Following the attack, over 1 million emails …

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