International transfers

CNIL sued over refusal to block Uber transfers

An NGO has attacked the French data watchdog’s refusal to take urgent action against Uber’s international transfers to the US, and its decision to refer the case to the Dutch data protection authority.

02 March 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

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

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

UK declared adequate

Data should be able to continue to flow freely from the EU to the UK following the European Commission’s draft adequacy decision.

19 February 2021

Schrems II enforcement process begins in Germany

German data protection authorities will soon interrogate companies on their compliance with the new data transfer rules mandated by the Schrems II ruling.

19 February 2021

Mexico’s president continues efforts to shut down independent data regulator

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador is continuing to pursue a plan to shutter the country’s independent data regulator, despite warnings that such a move could violate the law and harm Mexico’s international reputation.

16 February 2021

Brazil’s fledgling DPA reveals priorities

The Brazilian Data Protection Authority’s agenda is welcome news for observers who feared that the board’s heavily military background would skew enforcement priorities.

05 February 2021

What we learned from the UK and EU’s data transfer chiefs

European Commission international data flows boss Bruno Gencarelli and his UK counterpart Joe Jones spoke on a virtual panel yesterday about the state of play for the two jurisdictions in terms of data transfers, policy, and post-Brexit divergence. Here’s what we learned.

28 January 2021

New SCCs expected by March

The European Commission’s international data flows and protection chief has said the highly-anticipated new standard contractual clauses should be in place in just over a month.

27 January 2021

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