GDPR implementation and EDPB guidelines

4th April 2019

European Data Protection Board is updating its Opinion 1/2010 on controllers and processors in the view of producing guidelines. EDPB organised a workshop on the 25th March to which FEDMA participated. The EDPB published their […]

Major steps forward in consumer law

7th March 2019

Member states’ ambassadors meeting in the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee agreed today on the Council’s position on a draft directive which amends four existing EU directives protecting consumers’ interests. The draft directive covers a wide […]

Legitimate interest: the debate!

21st February 2019

Personal data processed for direct marketing purposes relies mostly on “consent” (art. 6a) and “legitimate interest” (art. 6f). However, there is strong tendency in the market to suggest that consent is the only valid legal […]

Minister discuss ePrivacy: More work is needed

6th December 2018

Earlier this week, the draft ePrivacy Regulation has been discussed by Ministers in the Telecommunications Council. The progress report prepared by the Austrian Presidency has been adopted, summarizing the work done over the past 6 […]

GDPR: A tour of the self-regulation landscape

22nd November 2018

The GDPR provides for the adoption of codes of conduct (‘codes’) and the accreditation of certifications in order to help data controllers and data processors prove that they are in compliance with the GDPR and […]

Member States need more time on ePrivacy

22nd November 2018

Several Member States send a strong message to the Austrian Presidency of the Council, that the ePrivacy file is not yet ready for negotiations with the European Parliament. Early November, the Austrian presidency of the […]

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