Guidelines on the administrative fines under the GDPR

From 25 May 2018 the GDPR will introduce a comprehensive reform of the data protection regulations all across Europe. The administrative fines are the central elements of the new enforcement regime, being a powerful tool in the hands of the supervisory authorities. The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (“Working Party”) has adopted guidelines on the application and setting of administrative fines for the purposes of the GDPR (“Guidelines”) in the end of 2017.

New European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy

Every year around 25 million tons plastic waste is generated across the EU, but only 30% is collected for recycling. Therefore, in January 2018 the European Commission adopted the first-ever European strategy on plastics to protect the environment from plastic pollution and to promote the transition to a circular economy EU and at national levels.