Dear Members,

Welcome to the twenty sixth monthly newsletter designed to keep BIIA members informed of the significant developments on the policy dossiers being worked on in Europe and in other geographical territories.

As you will see from reading this newsletter there has been a lot of activity relating to GDPR since our last communication at the end of July with a number of countries issuing the final regulation to make GDPR effective. We have also seen further guidance materializing from both Brussels and local Data Protection Authorities.

GDPR is also having an impact outside of Europe with a number of countries moving forward with implementing data protection regulation that is aligned to what Europe has implemented – see the ‘Rest of the World’ section for more information.

On a different subject work on Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining traction in Europe as regulators seek to understand the benefits and impact of the use of this new technology. Keep a lookout for further updates on these two key topics and others in our next newsletter.  You can also monitor the latest developments concerning Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the BIIA Website: Menu Industry News by Services, Artificial Intelligence

In this issue you will find important new developments:

    • European Commission: views on legitimate interest
    • Spain moves on GDPR implementation
    • Italy moves on GDPR implementation
    • Belgium also moves on GDPR
    • French DPA warns two companies for potential GDPR violations
    • German DPAs’ list of data processing activities subject to DPIA
  • On DATA:
    • A regulatory sandbox for data experimentation?  The UK’s Information Commissioner (ICO) is calling for evidence and initial views on creating a regulatory sandbox.
    • Loan-based crowdfunding platforms in the UK
    • Global Financial Innovation Network
    • National AI strategies;
    • Work on AI ethical guidelines starts
    • Japan and EU in a deal to allow personal data flows
    • Brazil passes its first General Data Protection Law
    • Singapore Launches Pilot for Data Protection Trustmark Certification Scheme
    • More regulation for Credit Reporting Agencies likely in US
    • Argentina publishes GDPR-style data protection bill

To download this issue, please click on this link: BIIA Monthly EU Regulatory Newletter 300918 (2)

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