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Data protection – design mandate in the age of digitalisation

Data protection – design mandate in the age of digitalisation

The German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) held its 46th Data Protection Symposium (DAFTA) from 17 to 18 November 2022. After purely virtual events in the last two years, the event was traditionally held again in the Maternushaus in Cologne. The political discussion as well as all forums were additionally transmitted via the internet. Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann, Chairman...

Live Webinar: Data Act and Data Governance Act – implications on personal data and for the DPO

Live Webinar: Data Act and Data Governance Act – implications on personal data and for the DPO

The Data Governance Act (DGA) and the Data Act are part of the Commission's European strategy for data aimed at creating a single market for data that ensures Europe’s global competitiveness and data sovereignty. The draft Data Act is a fundamental proposal of this strategy. It is designed to stimulate a competitive data market, present opportunities for data-driven innovations and make data...

EDPB focuses on the DPO in its second enforcement action

EDPB focuses on the DPO in its second enforcement action

On September 12, the EDPB announced its second coordinated enforcement action which will focus on the designation and position of the data protection officer. The data protection authorities across the European Economic Area, in coordination with the European Data Protection Supervisor, will launch investigations into pre-determined aspects of DPO requirements as provisioned under the GDPR. The...

ADPO’s 13th National Annual Data Protection Conference

ADPO’s 13th National Annual Data Protection Conference

CEDPO member ADPO (Association of Data Protection Officers) will hold its 13th Annual Conference at SIPTU’s Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin, on 12 October. This event will be ADPO’s first in-person gathering post-Covid.   National and international speakers, including experts from the academic and legal sectors, will join this event that will also mark the 10th anniversary of ADPO. The programme...

The Fediverse: what is it and how does it work?

The Fediverse: what is it and how does it work?

  Have you heard of the Fediverse? Not to be confused with the Metaverse, the Fediverse is a network of federated – interconnected - online resources using common communication protocols which allow their users to exchange information across different platforms. Federated resources (messaging, IOT, Games, VOIP, etc.) are mostly developed in open source and based on open standard...

Summary of EDPB Draft Guidelines 04/2022 on the calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR

Summary of EDPB Draft Guidelines 04/2022 on the calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR

The EDPB guidelines are intended to create a single harmonised methodology to be used by the supervisory authorities (SAs) when calculating the amount of a GDPR fine. The guidance also documents practical examples to facilitate organisations in their understanding of how the calculation method can be applied with consistency. The guidelines define a five-step methodology in support of...