International transfers

UK companies could pay billions if adequacy not secured

Companies of all sizes will incur significant costs if the UK fails to obtain an EU adequacy decision, research has found.

24 November 2020

New SCCs to impose raft of costly new obligations

The EU’s updated standard contractual clauses (SCCs) will impose onerous new obligations on international data transfers, and might affect the economics of receiving SCC-transferred information.

13 November 2020

Long-awaited EDPB supplementary measures guidance released

The European Data Protection Board has released highly-anticipated guidance on data transfer precautions – which appears to rule out the use of many cloud services.

12 November 2020

Q+A: Finland’s data protection commissioner Anu Talus

Anu Talus became the head of Finland’s data protection authority at the start of this month, following a 15-month stint as deputy. She spoke to GDR about her new role.

11 November 2020

Schrems II costs order to place “heavy burden” on Irish regulator

An Irish judge has ordered Ireland’s Data Protection Commission to cover costs Max Schrems incurred in the Schrems II European Court of Justice case – but acknowledged that her decision will place a “very heavy financial burden” on the cash-strapped regulator.

03 November 2020

EDPS warns EU bodies: no new transfers to US

The European Data Protection Supervisor has warned the EU institutions it regulates not to set up any new transfers to the US as part of its Schrems II plan.

02 November 2020

Schrems II hub: every development in the saga

GDR tracks the post-Schrems developments that you need to know.

02 November 2020

European data chiefs hint at Schrems II enforcement position

The heads of two influential pan-European data authorities have revealed some aspects of their plans to deal with the fallout from the Schrems II decision.

21 October 2020

Most EU-adequate countries still happy to transfer data to UK

The majority of the countries deemed adequate by the EU have told the UK government that they will not restrict their data flows to the UK, in spite of a looming Brexit deadline.

19 October 2020

US DOJ urges judge to allow Trump’s WeChat ban

A San Francisco district judge has told US Department of Justice officials that they will be hard-pressed to convince her to reverse a previous decision declaring the Trump Administration’s WeChat ban as a threat to the First Amendment.

16 October 2020

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