Organisation: European Data Protection Board

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

Finnish regulator becomes EDPB chief

The head of Finland’s data protection authority has been appointed as the new chair of the European Data Protection Board.

25 May 2023

Meta hit with biggest ever GDPR fine

UPDATED: Meta has been fined €1.2 billion and ordered to suspend transfers of personal data between the EU and US.

22 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

Andrea Jelinek: The exit interview

The end of Andrea Jelinek’s term as chair of the European Data Protection Board is drawing near. She tells GDR about the one-stop-shop, progress on the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, and harmonisation of member states’ national procedural laws.

02 May 2023

EDPB adopts decision on Meta US transfers

The European Data Protection Board has adopted a binding decision on the legality of Meta’s data transfers to the US – the latest step in a dispute which Meta has said could lead to the company shuttering its European operations altogether.

13 April 2023

EDPB finalises burdensome breach reporting guidelines

Businesses in non-EU countries that have a GDPR representative must now report data breaches in all member states with affected individuals, despite protests that the change will create more work for companies and regulators.

04 April 2023

WhatsApp’s €225 million ECJ appeal arguments emerge

WhatsApp said the EU General Court’s dismissal of its appeal against a European Data Protection Board decision was “erroneous”.

03 April 2023

Details emerge of one-stop-shop overhaul

The European Commission is planning to introduce additional steps into the article 60 process to draw out prospective disagreements between member states before a draft decision is submitted – one of a suite of changes which will be proposed to make cross-border enforcement of the GDPR more efficient.

23 March 2023

EDPB begins work on DPO industry

The EDPB has launched its enforcement action into the role of data protection officers, seeking to address the issues they face in driving compliance within EU organisations.

16 March 2023

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