Microsoft earmarks $425 million for LinkedIn fine

Microsoft has set nearly half a billion dollars aside for an upcoming penalty against subsidiary LinkedIn for GDPR breaches related to targeted advertising – but said it intends to dispute the suggested penalty figure.

02 June 2023

Berlin regulator issues first public fine since leadership change

The Berlin data regulator has fined a bank €300,000 for lack of transparency concerning its use of an automatic credit assessment algorithm.

01 June 2023

EDPB and European Commission officials defend the GDPR

Andrea Jelinek and Olivier Micol have rejected the criticism that the GDPR has failed, arguing that support from the European Data Protection Board and European Commission has allowed it to work as intended.

26 May 2023

Representative Actions Directive could help close public enforcement gap

Although questions on the assessment of damages, funding and its implementation remain open, consumer rights experts have said the Representative Actions Directive could provide individuals with a new avenue for redress.

26 May 2023

Finnish criminal data protection case appealed by both sides

Prosecutors and the defendant have appealed against a criminal verdict sentencing a hacked psychotherapy firm’s former chief executive for data protection offences.

26 May 2023

The GDPR and EU digital data laws: Barriers to your decentralised clinical trials?

Sidley Austin partner Francesca Blythe and senior managing associates Lauren Cuyvers and Matthias Bruynseraede consider the impact of the GDPR and other incoming legislation on technology-assisted decentralised clinical trials.

26 May 2023

Belgian regulator bans FATCA US transfers

Belgium’s data protection regulator has found that transfers of nationals’ personal data under US anti-offshore tax evasion rules breach the GDPR.

25 May 2023

Special Report: Has the GDPR failed?

The EU's modern data protection framework is five years old. Was it a game changer or a flop?

25 May 2023

Reynders confirms one-stop-shop harmonisation timeline

The European Commission aims to publish its proposal to reform the one-stop-shop process in the coming weeks, and to pass it “before the end of the current mandate.”

24 May 2023

TikTok children’s data decision referred to EDPB

European regulators will review the Data Protection Commission’s probe into TikTok’s processing of children’s personal data, after the Irish authority was again unable to reach a consensus on a draft decision.

22 May 2023

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