This Week in Privacy: 25 January 2021
January 25, 2021
Council of Europe celebrates 40th anniversary of Convention 108
The Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers published a declaration on Convention 108 as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. The declaration notes that Convention 108 can become the international standard of reference on privacy and data protection in the digital age. In addition, the declaration outlines that the Committee of Ministers also recalled the importance of Convention 108+ and called upon all States Parties to the Convention that have not yet done so to ratify Convention 108+.
OneTrust is celebrating data privacy day throughout this week with a series of online trivias and expert panels, and is also releasing a number of resources to help you celebrate Data Privacy Day!
You can sign up for events and check out our resources here.
ASEAN publishes data management framework and model contractual clauses for cross-border data transfers
The ASEAN Digital Ministers' Meeting approved the Data Management Framework and Model Contractual Clauses for Cross Border Data Flows. The initiatives were developed by the Working Group on Digital Data Governance chaired by Singapore. According to ASEAN, the DMF provides a step by step guide for businesses to put in place data management systems, data governance structures and safeguards. The model contractual clauses are template contractual terms and conditions that businesses may utilise in transferring personal data to each other across borders.
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ICO resumes investigation into adtech industry
The UK Information Commissioner's Office announced that it had resumed its investigation into real time bidding and the adtech industry, which had previously been paused in May 2020 in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The ICO outlined that it would continue with a series of audits focusing on digital market platforms and issuing assessment notices to specific companies in the coming months. Regarding scope, the ICO highlighted that it will be reviewing the role of data brokers in the adtech landscape. The ICO noted that it would publish its final findings once the investigation has concluded.