Policy

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

US Treasury inspector raises Fourth Amendment concerns over bulk data purchases

An inspector general for the US Department of the Treasury has raised concerns that the government's warrantless purchases of geolocation data could violate Fourth Amendment privacy protections.

25 February 2021

Vietnam eyes hardline data transfer restrictions

Draft Vietnamese data privacy laws would force companies to seek regulatory permission for each transfer of personal data outside the country.

25 February 2021

Vestager defends Digital Markets Act

Margrethe Vestager has defended the European Commission’s proposed Digital Markets Act and its provisions on data "gatekeepers".

24 February 2021

Analysing the ePrivacy Regulation

Osborne Clarke Madrid partner Rafael García del Poyo unpacks the recent EU Council draft ePrivacy Regulation.

24 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

MEP urges caution and private sector input on EU data strategy

The EU’s ambitious data strategy will need strong safeguards and involvement from the private sector to succeed, the member of European Parliament responsible for analysing the strategy has told GDR.

23 February 2021

GDPR immaterial damages pressure builds

The head of the Dutch data protection authority has said compensation for violations of the GDPR which do not cause financial harm should be the rule rather than the exception – adding to a movement that has recently gained momentum.

22 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

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