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Spain: List of specific scenarios for mandatory privacy impact assessment finally available

By Andrea BATALLA Article 35.1 of the General Data Protection Regulation (“RGPD”) provides that organisations processing personal data have to carry out privacy impact assessments where processing activities are likely to pose a high risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals. In particular, privacy impact assessments are aimed at identifying the activities that carry …

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SPAIN: List of registered Data Protection Officers now available online

The Spanish Data Protection Commissioner (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos or “AEPD”) has just launched new online facilities in its website allowing anyone to search for the Data Protection Officers registered with it. Allowing those searches was actually a duty of AEPD after the approval of the New Spanish Data Protection Act and its …

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SPAIN: New Data Protection Act in force from 07 December 2018

After more than two weeks from its approval by the Spanish Senate, the Official Gazette of Spain published this morning the new Spanish Data Protection Act, that shall be in force as from Friday 7 December 2018. Coincidentally or not, the publication was made on the very same day of the 40th anniversary of the …

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Spanish Senate signs-off new GDPR-compliant Data Protection Act

After a very long delay and amidst rumors that the Spanish Parliament could be dissolved and early elections called, the Spanish Senate speedily dismissed all the proposals for further changes and approved the new GDPR-compliant Spanish Data Protection Act on Wednesday 21 November 2018. The new Act (“NLOPD“), in addition to regulating many other topics: …

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Spanish Government approves new Decree-Law on Data Protection matters

Due to the complex balances inside the Spanish Parliament, Spain has been unable to put in place to date (July 2018) a new Data Protection Act that develops the EU Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) in the areas where EU Member States are entitled to fill the gaps or add gold-plating requirements on top of those established …

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