The people of the UK have spoken and our collective choice is to leave the European Union. Some are dreading the likely tsunami of economic hardship. Others are excited about what may lie ahead. Most of us are shocked. But as numbing as the verdict of the UK electorate may be, there are crucial political, legal and economic decisions to … Continue Reading
What’s the deal?
The Regulation will have a significant impact on service providers/vendors (i.e. data “processors”) and organisations that engage them because:
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- The Regulation imposes a number of detailed obligations and restrictions directly on processors, unlike the current Directive that only applies to data controllers
- A processor will be fully liable for the actions of any sub-processor that it uses
Background of the notion of accountability
Accountability has been described by the Article 29 Working Party as a way of “showing how responsibility is exercised and making this verifiable”.
Accountability is far from being a new concept. It was introduced back in 1980 in the OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data.
In 2010, … Continue Reading