Policy

EU to develop new SCCs for extraterritorial processing

The European Commission has confirmed that it will develop a new set of standard contractual clauses to cover non-EU processing that falls within the scope of the GDPR, raising concerns from observers.

25 October 2021

GDR explores US-China tech competition

The AI development race between the US and China could shape the geopolitical landscape for the next century, according to GDR's Q3 2021 Special Report.

21 October 2021

Council of the EU publishes conclusions on new cyber unit

The Council of the EU has cautiously approved a plan for a new entity to coordinate approaches to cybersecurity across the bloc that could see more power taken out of the hands of member states.

20 October 2021

Enforcers back calls for joint approach to competition and data protection issues

A senior official at the UK’s competition watchdog has said enforcers should collaborate more closely with privacy regulators when tackling antitrust and data protection issues, while highlighting his agency’s efforts to bridge this gap in its probe into Google’s Privacy Sandbox.

19 October 2021

EDPB targets cloud services

The public sector’s use of cloud services will be the focus of a new type of harmonised action by EU national data watchdogs – potentially setting the scene for more enforcement against cloud providers.

19 October 2021

California law enforcer sued for out-of-state data transfers

A lawsuit against the Marin County Sheriff’s Office shows the extent to which law enforcers disseminate licence plate data, revealing that one department shared such information with more than 600 other agencies.

18 October 2021

German court expands SAR rights

A German court has ruled that copies of emails are covered by GDPR subject access requests.

15 October 2021

Irish watchdog welcomes €4.1m budget increase

The Data Protection Commission has said a funding increase to €23.2 million will expand its capabilities as it “ramps up enforcement”– but observers are more cautious.

14 October 2021

Ohio data bill would apply NIST privacy standards

The Ohio Personal Privacy Act (OPPA) has support from government and business stakeholders, but privacy groups have yet to enter the fray.

13 October 2021

Report: 2021 data breaches already ahead of 2020

The number of publicly reported data breaches in the US this year has already surpassed the total for 2020, and is projected to set a new record high, according to a recent report.

12 October 2021

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