Policy

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

Questions remain after Facebook Belgium

The European Court of Justice’s Facebook Belgium judgment has clarified some aspects of the GDPR one-stop-shop – but some aspects of its practical application remain unclear.

22 June 2021

Irish data regime tempts multinationals

Corporates view Ireland’s data environment as favourable and consider it a leading factor in investment decisions.

21 June 2021

Johannes Caspar: Facebook/WhatsApp, urgency and the one-stop-shop

Hamburg data protection chief Johannes Caspar is one of the EU’s most active enforcers. Ahead of his planned departure on 28 June, Caspar told GDR about his office’s pioneering track record, and his frustration with the GDPR’s one-stop-shop.

21 June 2021

NY financial regulator ramping up cybersecurity enforcement

A top New York Department of Financial Services official has portended numerous enforcement actions stemming from the nascent Cybersecurity Regulations, saying that such matters now make up roughly 20% of his department’s caseload.

17 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

UK pushed to overhaul data protection framework

A government-appointed regulatory reform taskforce has suggested replacing the post-Brexit UK GDPR with an AI-friendly framework that would cull individuals’ right to object to automated decision-making.

16 June 2021

German court to scrutinise RTB

An Irish NGO has alleged that regulators have failed to act against the online advertising industry, and filed a lawsuit that aims to shut down the real-time bidding system.

16 June 2021

Football club fined over accountability

A German data authority has fined football club VfB Stuttgart €300,000 over a breach of the GDPR’s accountability obligation.

16 June 2021

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