EDPB adopted the final version of the Guidelines on the processing of Personal Data through Video Devices following public consultation.

The guidelines aim to clarify how the GDPR applies to the processing of personal data when using video devices and to ensure the consistent application of the GDPR in this regard. The guidelines cover both traditional video devices and smart video devices. The guidelines address, among others, the lawfulness of processing, including the processing of…

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The EDPS quick-guide to necessity and proportionality

Processing of personal data – be it collection, storage, use or disclosure – constitutes a limitation on the right to the protection of personal data and must comply with EU law. This requires ensuring that it is both necessary and proportional. The 8 steps outlined in “The EDPS quick-guide to necessity and proportionality” will help…

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Guidance on Body Worn Cameras or Action Cameras

The use of body worn cameras and similar devices has been growing in both scale and variety over the last number of years. They have numerous potential applications including recreation, security, and journalism, to name a few. Wearable technologies such as body worn cameras pose a particular challenge from a data protection perspective due to…

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French government can use social media to detect tax avoidance

France’s Constitutional Court has ruled the government can use social media to detect tax avoidance, BBC News reports. Customs and tax officials can search online profiles, posts and pictures for evidence of undisclosed income. The court said password-protected content cannot be collected and authorities can only use public information pertaining to the individual divulging it…

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First standard contractual clauses for contracts between controllers and processors (art. 28 GDPR) at the initiative of DK SA published in EDPB register

Following the EDPB opinion (July 2019) on the draft standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for contracts between controller and processor submitted to the Board by the Danish Supervisory Authority (SA), the final text of the Danish SCCs, as adopted by the Danish SA, has been published in the EDPB’s Register for Decisions taken by supervisory authorities…

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Sixteenth EDPB Plenary Session: Opinion on Accreditation Requirements for Codes of Conduct monitoring bodies by UK SA, Response to BEREC, Guidelines on “the Criteria of the Right to be Forgotten in the search engine cases under the GDPR”

On December 2nd and 3rd, the EEA Data Protection Authorities and the European Data Protection Supervisor, assembled in the European Data Protection Board, met for their sixteenth plenary session. During the plenary, several topics were discussed. Art. 64 GDPR Opinion on Accreditation Requirements for Codes of Conduct monitoring bodies by UK SA The EDPB adopted…

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