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The annual general meeting of the data protection association ‘Association pour la Protection des Données au Luxembourg’ (APDL) held on 14 June 2017 provided an opportunity for the national data protection commission (Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données - CNPD) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) to present a Compliance Support Tool for the general rules on data protection that they have drawn up together, with support from Digital Lëtzebuerg.
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CNPD Course

Data Protection Basics
04-07-2017

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From 5-7 July 2017, the CNPD is organizing a "Data Protection Basics" course. This course is aimed at “beginners”, who wish to learn basic elements of data protection law. In order to respect the rights of citizens and to comply with their own obligations, all concerned actors (interested persons, data controllers, data processors, ...) should know and understand the relevant rules on the protection of personal data.
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The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), at the April plenary meeting, examined certain critical matters with regards to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and of the Privacy Shield and adopted several key documents such as an opinion on the draft e-privacy regulation and guidelines on data portability, data protection officers, lead authority and data protection impact assessment.
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International transfers of personal data

The CNPD approves the BCR of Rakuten
27-03-2017

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The Rakuten Group has adopted Binding Corporate Rules, which define its global data protection policy with regard to international transfers of personal data. The purpose of these rules is to ensure that the same level of protection as in the European Union is provided to employees and clients of Rakuten when their personal data are transferred to entities within the same group located outside of the EU.
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In the context of the Data Protection Day, the CNPD publishes three animated videos on the future General Data Protection Regulation and launches a complaint form. The goal of this day is to raise awareness on data protection and inform citizens of their rights and of good practices, thereby enabling them to exercise these rights more effectively.
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European data protection authorities

The WP 29 adopts EU-US Privacy Shield FAQs for Individuals and companies
19-12-2016

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At the December plenary, the WP29 had the opportunity to further define the implementation of the Privacy Shield. To this end, the WP29 adopted specific communication tools for both individuals and companies. These tools can be used by each national Data Protection Authority (DPA) as a basis for their own communication.
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