Data privacy

Roe v Wade reversal could complicate data collection and sharing

Some US states’ aggressive stances on prosecuting or protecting abortions could have a wider impact on data collection and other practices in the wake of the Roe v Wade reversal.

28 June 2022

ECHR rules against Spain in Catalan judges privacy case

The European Court of Human Rights has found that a police report containing the personal data of judges who signed a manifesto on Catalan people’s “right to decide” was a violation of their right to privacy, in a case that was closed twice by the Spanish data regulator.

28 June 2022

Norway DPA fines public welfare agency

The Norwegian regulator has fined the country’s welfare agency 5 million NOK (€480,000) for unlawfully making jobseekers’ CVs available on its recruitment platform.

27 June 2022

Commission rejects GDPR implementation criticism

The European Commission has rejected claims that it does not collect sufficient information about Ireland’s implementation of the GDPR.

24 June 2022

Noyb challenges Swedish procedural rules

NGO noyb yesterday filed an appeal with the Stockholm administrative court over an alleged three year delay in the Swedish regulator’s response to a subject access request, in a case that might lead to increased litigation against the watchdog.

23 June 2022

ECJ upholds PNR processing

The European Court of Justice has cleared Belgian law that implements the controversial PNR Directive, but nonetheless set out rigorous requirements for its use.

21 June 2022

Legal departments dominate corporate compliance and privacy but only co-lead cybersecurity responses

Corporate legal departments undertake compliance and privacy work – but despite cybersecurity response’s similar growing corporate prominence, few companies turn exclusively to legal for those matters.

20 June 2022

Hesse devises Schrems-compliant Zoom use

Hesse’s data watchdog has approved a workaround for universities looking to use video-conferencing services in the wake of the Schrems II decision.

20 June 2022

Policymakers on what’s next for EU data protection enforcement

Members of the European Commission and Parliament have shared their views on the future of the GDPR in the EU and beyond – including harmonisation, regulatory cooperation, and the need to review the legislation.

20 June 2022

EDPS calls for centralisation

Wojciech Wiewiórowski has called for a “pan-European model” to counter issues with GDPR enforcement, and proposed the creation of a body dedicated to handling the most significant cross-border investigations.

17 June 2022

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