International transfers

UK adequacy woes deepen

The head of the European Data Protection Board has cast further shadow over the UK’s hopes of achieving adequacy when it leaves the EU.

16 June 2020

EU single market for data one step closer to reality

EU efforts to create a data strategy and infrastructure which can compete with US and Asian technology giants are beginning to take shape.

08 June 2020

Dubai financial hub seeks GDPR adequacy

The Dubai International Financial Centre has updated its data protection law in an attempt to ease data flows between the hub and the EU.

03 June 2020

UK adequacy decision in doubt

A UK adequacy decision looks more unlikely than ever after the EU’s top Brexit negotiator slammed the UK government’s insistence on lowering existing data protection standards.

21 May 2020

Amazon fined over consent and international transfers

Turkey’s data watchdog has fined Amazon over a slew of consent infringements and lack of transparency in processing personal data.

13 May 2020

How Singapore is leading the way in Asia-Pacific data trade

The conclusion of negotiations for a digital trade agreement between Singapore and Australia demonstrates an ever-increasing emphasis in the region on data flows as a core component of international trade.

08 April 2020

European Central Bank boosts data analytics capabilities

The European Central Bank has implemented a new data analytics programme designed by a major telecoms company, which the central bank will use to share sensitive data across borders.

23 March 2020

UK makes adequacy sales pitch

The UK government has begun its attempts to persuade the European Commission to grant the country adequacy post-Brexit – a decision worth billions, but which is dogged by doubts over the use of data by UK spying agencies.

18 March 2020

EDPB members show limited support for UK adequacy

European data protection authorities have delivered a blow to the UK’s post-Brexit data hopes, with only four of the European Data Protection Board’s members pushing for the European Commission to consider a UK adequacy decision.

25 February 2020

Google to shift UK data control to US amid Brexit fears

Google’s US parent has become the service provider and data controller for UK users, in a move that may be linked to the possibility that the UK may fail to achieve a post-Brexit EU adequacy decision.

21 February 2020

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