Policy

Luxembourg GDPR certification scheme moves closer to finish line

GDR has learned that Luxembourg plans to implement a raft of EDPB-suggested updates to a proposed nationwide certification scheme, marking the pan-European body’s first adoption of an opinion on a nationwide GDPR certification scheme.

09 February 2022

New Data Act would extend GDPR to non-personal data

Many of the protections applied to personal data under the GDPR will soon be expanded to non-personal data in a landmark legislative proposal put forward by the European Commission.

04 February 2022

Adoption as important as protection for digital ID, EDPS says

The European Data Protection Supervisor has warned that excessive standards for the prospective EU digital identity scheme could inhibit adoption, saying that a balance must be struck between security and ease of use.

03 February 2022

UK's post-Brexit data transfer regime to enter into force in March

The UK's Parliament has been presented with the country's replacement for standard contractual clauses, with the UK data regulator saying the new transfer mechanism can be used immediately.

01 February 2022

UK falling behind on digital market regulation, experts say

Experts in favour of digital markets regulation have said delays to the rollout of new Competition and Markets Authority powers to intervene in digital markets have allowed the EU to pull ahead.

01 February 2022

Advocate-general says member states can add extra DPO protection

A European Court of Justice advisor’s opinion leaves member states open to creating national laws covering data protection officers’ dismissals that would strengthen officers’ independence within companies.

28 January 2022

German regulators publish expert opinion on US surveillance risk

The expert opinion will guide German regulators’ approach to the risk that personal data transferred to the US will be intercepted.

26 January 2022

LabMD suing US federal government over Tiversa hacking scandal

Armed with an Eleventh Circuit decision in his favour, LabMD owner Michael Daugherty continues to go after the US Federal Trade Commission for allegedly colluding with a hacker in an ill-conceived enforcement action – one that ultimately ruined his cancer-detection business.

21 January 2022

European Parliament agrees final DSA text

The European Parliament has given assent to the Digital Services Act, a landmark piece of legislation that will introduce a range of new obligations for tech companies and online platforms.

20 January 2022

Australian regulator calls for more powers

Australia’s data watchdog has recommended it be awarded a greater range of tools as part of the government’s planned reforms to the country’s privacy act, including a simplified civil penalty regime supported by infringement notices.

19 January 2022

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