The Article 29 Working Party has released guidelines on a number of GDPR issues: automated individual decision-making and profiling, transparency, and revised guidelines on personal data breach notification. To access the guidelines, click here.

The U.K. says it will require social media firms to provide annual transparency reports in order to combat extremist and abusive content on their networks. To read the article, click here.

The European Commission has outlined its development of a common approach to blockchain technology in the European Union. It is exploring the potential of the technology to improve cross-border services in taxation, customs, health and identity records management, and financial reporting. Click here for more.


The British Government plans to create a ‘national security communications unit’ to counter fake news. To read the article, click here.

Belgium’s privacy watchdog has told Facebook it is illegally tracking people without their consent by placing cookies on third-party websites. Facebook is appealing decision. Click here for the article.