Africa focus – Kenya’s Data Protection Act 

Since the passage of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, many countries are striving to be GDPR-compliant, and Kenya is no exception. As one of the growing fintech hot spots in Africa, the rapid advancement of technology in Kenya has been turning heads in data protection. It was recently reported that fintech innovations in Kenya immensely contributed to the sharp rise in the accessibility to basic [...]

By |2021-10-06T16:34:45+01:006th October, 2021|DPO, Governments, International|

Analysing the €225 million fine against WhatsApp

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has announced a €225 million fine against WhatsApp Ireland Ltd for breaches of the GDPR. It is the second highest fine ever issued under the GDPR. The fine followed breaches by WhatsApp of its GDPR transparency obligations to users and non-users in relation to how their data was [...]

By |2021-09-08T18:17:52+01:008th September, 2021|DPO, Governments, News|

Schrems II decision – sanctions and enforcement

It has been almost a year since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its well-known Schrems II decision which invalidated the Privacy Shield for data transfers between the EU and US. The Court established that if Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) are used instead, the sending party must examine privacy laws [...]

By |2021-07-13T17:40:37+01:002nd July, 2021|DPO, Governments, International, News|

European Commission confirms UK adequacy decisions

As a result of Brexit, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), UK became a “third” country. This means organisations need to put in place a safeguard to transfer personal data to a third country, typically Standard Contractual Clauses, known as SCCs. On 28 June 2021, the European Commission (EC) adopted two adequacy decisions for the [...]

By |2021-06-30T12:41:45+01:0030th June, 2021|DPO, Governments, News|

France and Germany crack down on cookie compliance

France Following the publication of the cookie guidelines and recommendations, the French Data Protection Authority (DPA), the CNIL, has issued 20 organisations with formal notices giving them a month to comply with cookie laws. These include international digital players and public bodies. If they fail to comply by the deadline, they face fines of up to 2% of their turnover. [...]

By |2021-06-02T10:38:02+01:0028th May, 2021|DPO, Governments, International, News|

The EU Commission has proposed harmonised rules on AI

The EU Commission has published draft regulations setting out harmonised rules on artificial intelligence (AI) that aim to regulate this rapidly developing area of technology. The regulations take a risk-based approach, identifying AI uses in one of the following categories: (i) an unacceptable risk, (ii) a high risk and (iii) a low or minimal risk. [...]

By |2021-05-05T15:49:22+01:0023rd April, 2021|DPO, Governments, International|
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