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Upcoming Webinar: The Future of US Privacy Laws

Join us for a look at what’s new for 2024, CCPA consumer rights insights, and help operationalising privacy on 12 March 2024, 9-10am PST

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Congratulations to 11 Countries for Maintaining EU Data Adequacy

In a significant stride towards maintaining data security, the European Commission has concluded its review of adequacy decisions for 11 nations. These countries—Andorra, Argentina, Canada, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Uruguay(🇺🇾)—remain steadfast in meeting the stringent standards outlined in the EU’s data protection legislation.

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The CJEU rules on the liability of controllers

The Court of Justice of the European Union has been busy untangling the threads of GDPR in recent cases. One such notable instance is C-683/21, where a significant clarification emerged: a controller’s liability for a processor’s actions.

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European Data Protection Board Endorses Cookie Pledge for Enhanced User Rights

The European Data Protection Board (#EDPB) has expressed support for the European Commission’s “cookie pledge” initiative. This move, announced during the EDPB’s latest plenary session, is a response to the European Commission’s inquiry on how this voluntary initiative aligns with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the ePrivacy Directive.

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New Criteria for GDPR Fines Determined by the CJEU

• Fine Issuance Criteria: Clear parameters for when GDPR fines are applicable. • Fine Calculation Methods: A new formula to determine monetary penalties. • Joint Controllership Conditions: Guidelines for establishing shared data management responsibilities. • Fine Amounts: A structured approach to decide on penalty figures.

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💡 California Mandates Revolutionary Browser Privacy Feature: A Game-Changer in Digital Rights

In a significant move towards enhancing digital privacy, California’s Privacy Protection Agency Board has recently approved a new legislative proposal. This proposal, aimed at aligning with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), requires all browser vendors to integrate an opt-out preference signal into their software. This feature is designed to allow users a straightforward method to refuse the sale or sharing of their personal information with online businesses, streamlining the process of data protection across various platforms.