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  • [Press release WP29] opinion on the Internet of Things

    02 October 2014

    The European data protection authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) at its Plenary meeting of 16 and 17 September, adopted an opinion on the Internet of Things (IoT). Drawing the attention on the privacy and data protection challenges raised by “smart things” which are gradually entering our daily lives, the WP29 helps stakeholders acquire a strong competitive advantage by explaining them how to implement a sustainable IoT which complies with the data protection legal...

  • Google privacy policy: WP29 proposes a compliance package

    25 September 2014

    Following several sanctions imposed by the European national data protection authorities against Google, the WP29 has sent Google a package of practical measures to achieve compliance with the applicable legal framework.

  • Cookie Sweep Day : a European concerted action of on-line audits

    22 September 2014

    From 15 to 19 September 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (the "CNIL") and its European counterparts carried out an audit of the main European websites in order to assess their practices with regard to cookies.

  • [Press release WP29] Right to be de-listed : European DPAs agreed on a common tool box to handle complaints

    18 September 2014

    The European data protection authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) at its 97th Plenary, discussed the follow-up to the ruling of the Court of Justice of the EU of 13 May 2014. As data controllers, the search engines must meet their obligations with respect to the CJEU ruling acknowledging the right to be "de-listed". The European data protection authorities have agreed on a common 'tool-box' to ensure a coordinated approach to the handling of complaints resulting from...

  • [Press release WP29] European DPAs meet with search engines on the " right to be forgotten "

    25 July 2014

    Following the CJEU ruling in case C-131/12, EU data protection authorities (DPAs), united in the Article 29 Working Party, met yesterday with representatives of Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo!.

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