Data privacy

UK GDPR: What enforcement takes place below the waterline?

Discussions about the enforcement of the GDPR inevitably focus on fines, but they’re only part of the UK data regulator’s toolbox. Linklaters counsel Greg Palmer analyses exclusive data about how the Information Commissioner’s Office uses its powers – and how the UK GDPR enforcement works under the waterline.

01 March 2021

Multimillion-euro German fine overturned, but fight continues

A €14.5 million GDPR fine against a German realtor is the latest blow to German data watchdogs’ enforcement efforts – but the regulator that levied the penalty said it will fight the court’s decision.

26 February 2021

Companies focus on data-led product development, GDR report shows

An exclusive GDR survey suggests the private sector is extensively using data assets to create new products and services – and may be shifting its focus away from commercialising personal data by using it to target online adverts.

26 February 2021

Brazil right to be forgotten decision may not affect data disputes

Brazil’s highest federal court gained attention from the international privacy community earlier this month when it deemed the right to be forgotten as unconstitutional – but some observers say the ruling will not have much of an effect on big data cases.

26 February 2021

Draft SCC clash with Irish law reaches European Commission

The European Commission and Ireland’s data regulator are both investigating whether the wording of the proposed new standard contractual clauses could cause complications when used under Irish law.

25 February 2021

US Treasury inspector raises Fourth Amendment concerns over bulk data purchases

An inspector general for the US Department of the Treasury has raised concerns that the government's warrantless purchases of geolocation data could violate Fourth Amendment privacy protections.

25 February 2021

Vietnam eyes hardline data transfer restrictions

Draft Vietnamese data privacy laws would force companies to seek regulatory permission for each transfer of personal data outside the country.

25 February 2021

Amazon blasted for skipping SolarWinds hearing

Several US senators have chastised Amazon Web Services for declining to testify at a congressional hearing on the SolarWinds hack, saying the lack of participation illustrates the need for stronger data breach notification rules.

24 February 2021

Analysing the ePrivacy Regulation

Osborne Clarke Madrid partner Rafael García del Poyo unpacks the recent EU Council draft ePrivacy Regulation.

24 February 2021

Wiewiórowski: UK-EU data deal must not set precedent

The European Data Protection Supervisor has warned the EU not to repeat its UK data deal with other countries, saying it creates “friction” and legal uncertainty.

23 February 2021

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