EU Digital Certificate and the Cyprus Safe Pass – a step too far in data collection?

The August edition of the Great Britain – Cyprus Business Gazette featured an article contributed by Michael Ioannou, Chief Information Officer and Eleni Victoros, Associate and Data Protection Officer.  The article explores the significance of Regulation (EU)2021/93 which introduced the Digital Covid Certificate across the European Union as a means to facilitate movement across Member […]

New Modules on The Export of Data to Non- EU Countries.

(EC Decision of 4th of June 2021, Regulations EU 2016/679 and EU2018/1725) The European Commission, with its Implementing Decision 2021/914 of 4th of June 2021, forces the implementation, across all Member States, of Four Modules of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) (hereinafter referred to as the “Clauses”) to ensure uniform compliance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 for […]

GDPR and Brexit: How Data Transfers will be affected.

The European Commission has issued a statement which provides important information to companies and individuals who continue to transfer data to the UK from the EU / EEA following the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union on 31st December 2020. As of 1 January 2021, transfers of personal data to the United Kingdom […]

New Law on Protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data

A new Cyprus law was enacted in March 2019 (Law 44 (I) of 2019), with title “Law on the protection of natural persons regarding the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offenses or execution of criminal penalties and for the free movement […]

Be prepared for the EU General Data Protection Regulation

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“the GDPR”), which was approved on 14 April 2016, is the biggest change in EU data protection law for 20 years. It replaces Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, which currently regulates […]