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Privacy News 07/05/2021

Privacy News 07/05/2021

National Authorities Malta: IDPC publishes guidelines on data collection of employees' COVID-19 vaccination status The IDPC published, on 29 April 2021, its guidelines on the data protection aspects related to the collection of employees' COVID-19 vaccination status. The guidelines explain how employers intending to collect and process such information should act on the basis of a risk-based...

Privacy News 23/04/2021

Privacy News 23/04/2021

 European Union EDPS publishes Annual Report 2020 The EDPS published, on 19 April 2021, its Annual Report 2020 providing an insight into all EDPS activities in 2020.The report presents how the EDPS continued to fulfil its role as the data protection authority for EU institutions, agencies, and bodies in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also acknowledges the particular challenge and...

Privacy News 16/04/2021

Privacy News 16/04/2021

 European Union EDPB launches consultation on guidance on certification criteria assessment The EDPB launched, on 14 April 2021, a public consultation on the guidance on certification criteria assessment. For the EDPB, this guidance should be read in line with the Guidelines 1/2018 on certification and identifying certification criteria according to Articles 42 and 43 of the Regulation and...

Privacy News 09/04/2021

Privacy News 09/04/2021

 European Union  EDPB and EDPS adopt joint opinion on Digital Green Certificate proposals The EDPB and the EDPS released, on 6 April 2021, a joint opinion on the European Commission's proposals for a Digital Green Certificate. These proposals aim at facilitate free movement within the EU by establishing a common framework for the issuance, verification and acceptance of interoperable COVID-19...

Privacy News 02/04/2021

Privacy News 02/04/2021

 European Union European Commission and PIPC conclude adequacy finding for South Korea The European Commissioner, Didier Reynders, and the Chairperson of the PIPC, Yoon Jong, announced, on 30 March 2021, in a joint statement (see below) that the organisations have concluded the adequacy decision findings. The recent amendments to South Korea's data protection law and the strengthening of the...

Privacy News 26/03/2021

Privacy News 26/03/2021

 European Union Parliament calls for improved implementation and enforcement of the GDPR The European Parliament issued, on 25 March 2021, a statement calling for improved implementation and enforcement of the GDPR. The Parliament noted that implementing and effectively enforcing the GDPR is key but this can only be done if supervisory authorities are provided with sufficient funding. MEPs are...