The AML “travel rule”: a new challenge for VASPs and GDPR

Since the birth of cryptocurrency, it was argued that virtual currencies and assets are  worthy alternatives to the existing financial system. Governments and regulators have fought long and hard to deny crypto’s legitimacy, but its popularity has made it increasingly difficult to ignore. The news in June 2019 that Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) would […]

Facebook launches legal action against IDPC over proposed halt to EU-US data transfers

Facebook has begun legal action against the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) On 11 September, Facebook launched a court appeal in Ireland in an attempt to halt the IDPC’s preliminary order to suspend the use of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) in EU-US data transfers.  Facebook deemed the proposal to be “premature” and urged the Irish […]

Time to review your GDPR legitimate interest assessment processes?

Businesses need to devote some time to keeping on top of overall compliance, particularly when it comes to lawful bases for processing. Guidance issued on lawful bases has sought to narrow the use of them in certain circumstances, for example the use of contractual obligation. This leaves many organisations limited realistic choices when deciding which […]

Follow the Sun: Last Thursday in Privacy Must-Watch Sessions

For several months, Data Protection World Forum has gathered together the insights of thousands of data protection and security experts for its Last Thursday in Privacy virtual event. But if you missed out on attending our most recent event, held on 30 July, you still have the opportunity to catch-up on the cutting-edge sessions from […]