International transfers

Australia warns multinationals with Uber decision

Australia’s privacy watchdog said Uber’s US parent company and Dutch subsidiary failed to protect Australian customer and driver data when it was subject to a high-profile cyberattack.

26 July 2021

US congressional staffers resume work on federal privacy legislation

Congressional staffers have resumed work on a US general data privacy framework, as stakeholders put more pressure on lawmakers to pass what they say is a necessary element to maintaining transatlantic data flows.

26 July 2021

US pushing to regain EU adequacy

The US is prioritising negotiations with the European Commission to reinstate a post-Schrems II transatlantic adequacy deal.

22 July 2021

Data localisation measures double in less than five years

The spread of data localisation measures is a growing threat to the digital economy, a US-based think tank has warned.

21 July 2021

UK to pursue “creative” global data policy

The minister charged with UK media and data policy will seek to speed up the country’s adequacy process and implement alternative international transfer mechanisms

21 July 2021

German data watchdog investigates lab over use of prenatal tests

A lab that used Chinese gene company BGI Group's prenatal blood tests and services has suspended data transfers to Hong Kong following a German regulator’s fears that data protection rules have been breached.

16 July 2021

UK adequacy confirmed

Europe has formally approved the UK’s adequacy with a four-year limit in the case of future regulatory divergence.

28 June 2021

UK to build ambitious adequacy process

Once the UK receives the EU’s GDPR adequacy blessing, the country will most likely focus on rolling out its own UK GDPR adequacy programme.

23 June 2021

Final EDPB supplementary measures largely unchanged

The European Data Protection Board’s finalised supplementary measures guidelines are broadly similar to a draft issued last year, and are set to make GDPR compliance tougher for EU data exporters.

22 June 2021

EU states approve UK GDPR adequacy

EU member states have voted in favour of UK adequacy, edging the country closer to full approval and unrestricted bilateral data flows.

17 June 2021

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