Last Wednesday, President Trump signed an immigration-related Executive Order (EO) titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” that, among other...30 January 2017
20 Years of Data Protection in Spain
The event took place in the midst of broader EU consideration of a proposed EU-wide regulation, including the prospect of strict amendments to the proposed regulation. Spanish Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón drew significant press attention by stressing his commitment that any EU regulation be practical and balanced. In the Minister's own words: "The single market is key to overcome the crisis, but there are certain elements [from the proposed EU regulation] which can be improved. The goal is to avert suffocating the activities of [small and medium size enterprises], and avoid stifling R&D."
Spain has a reputation for having one of the toughest data protection regimes in Europe. It is yet to be seen whether any new EU regulation will actually result in more uniformity among EU jurisdictions and a softening of, or more strict approach when compared to Spain's current approach.
A stricter regime for profiling07 June 2016
The Regulation aims to strengthen the rights of individuals. It does so by retaining rights that already exist under the Data Protection Directive and introducing the new rights of data...06 June 2016