Enforcement

European enforcers call for DMA enforcement coordination

The heads of Europe's national antitrust authorities have said they should jointly enforce the Digital Markets Act with the European Commission, as it would be challenging for the EU enforcer to sufficiently apply the new rules on its own.

05 July 2021

CAC flexes muscles in Didi takedown

China’s data regulator has ordered the removal of ride-sharing operator Didi from smartphone app stores after finding that the company illegally collected personal data.

05 July 2021

Q&A: Ex-Spanish DPA chief José Luis Piñar

José Luis Piñar led Spain’s data protection authority from 2002 to 2007 and is currently counsel at CMS in Madrid. He spoke to GDR about the Spanish watchdog’s recent guidance on data risk assessment and the need for EU-wide guidelines.

01 July 2021

OPC fails to dismiss Facebook challenge

A Canadian judge has refused to end Facebook’s fight against the country’s federal privacy regulator.

29 June 2021

ICO issues GDPR enforcement order

A UK GDPR enforcement notice against an email marketing provider may signal a tougher stance on unlawful marketing that could expose providers to a much harsher penalty regime.

28 June 2021

“No harm, no foul”: Twitter’s data breach over-reporting strategy

As focus on the risks of poor data security increases around the world, a senior Twitter lawyer has said the social media company’s strategy is to over-report data breaches to regulators.

25 June 2021

EU privacy watchdogs call for greater AI Act role

European data protection authorities say they should have a prominent role in the monitoring and coordination of AI Act enforcement.

24 June 2021

Questions remain after Facebook Belgium

The European Court of Justice’s Facebook Belgium judgment has clarified some aspects of the GDPR one-stop-shop – but some aspects of its practical application remain unclear.

22 June 2021

Irish data regime tempts multinationals

Corporates view Ireland’s data environment as favourable and consider it a leading factor in investment decisions.

21 June 2021

Johannes Caspar: Facebook/WhatsApp, urgency and the one-stop-shop

Hamburg data protection chief Johannes Caspar is one of the EU’s most active enforcers. Ahead of his planned departure on 28 June, Caspar told GDR about his office’s pioneering track record, and his frustration with the GDPR’s one-stop-shop.

21 June 2021

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