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6 December 2018

Minister discuss ePrivacy: More work is needed

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 […]
22 November 2018

GDPR: A tour of the self-regulation landscape

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 […]
22 November 2018

Member States need more time on ePrivacy

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 […]
8 November 2018

ePrivacy Regulation: third meeting under Austrian Presidency

The 3rd meeting of the TELEWG dedicated to the ePrivacy Regulation, since Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place […]
8 November 2018

Legitimate interest: the debate!

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 […]
11 October 2018

European Data Protection Board met on the 25th and 26th September

25-26th September was the latest plenary of the EDPB.  The EDPB reached an agreement and adopted the 22 opinions establishing common criteria for Data Protection Impact […]
27 September 2018

Commission publishes an “electoral package” for free and fair elections

In September 2018, President Juncker highlighted in his State of the Union Address that it is every European citizen’s right to be able to vote with […]
13 September 2018

FEDMA and 72 organisations are calling for better conditions for the direct marketing industry

13th September – Brussels – Together with 72 other organisations, FEDMA is calling for European policy makers to further work on the Direct Marketing rules of […]
30 August 2018

FEDMA promotes legitimate interest as a legal basis and supports ‘adequacy – plus’ for Brexit

FEDMA promotes legitimate interest as a valid legal basis for processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes. The General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) outlines six […]
8 August 2018

Austrian Presidency first work on ePrivacy

The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which started on the 1st of July, has picked up the ePrivacy where the Bulgarian Presidency […]
31 July 2018

The importance of maintaining the free flow of data between the EU and UK

The UK is looking to forge a new relationship with the EU, which is no easy task, as we’ve seen from fraught and sometimes tense negotiations. […]
19 July 2018

Highlights of the latest EDPB meeting; one-stop-shop mechanism and Privacy Shield

The European data protection authorities, assembled in the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), met on the 4th and 5th of July for the EDPB’s second plenary […]