Policy

Denis survives CNIL leadership challenge

A French court has refused to strike down the appointment of Marie-Laure Denis as the head of France’s data regulator.

22 October 2020

European data chiefs hint at Schrems II enforcement position

The heads of two influential pan-European data authorities have revealed some aspects of their plans to deal with the fallout from the Schrems II decision.

21 October 2020

Bolsonaro finally appoints DPA directors, but privacy advocates voice concerns

Brazil’s government has finally appointed decision-makers at its Data Protection Authority – but observers say the military-laden board, which has little experience with data privacy, might not properly enforce the LGPD.

20 October 2020

IAB presses on with code of conduct efforts despite damning report

A leading adtech body is going ahead with code of conduct efforts for its transparency and consent framework, in spite of a recent regulatory report claiming it may not comply with the GDPR.

20 October 2020

Most EU-adequate countries still happy to transfer data to UK

The majority of the countries deemed adequate by the EU have told the UK government that they will not restrict their data flows to the UK, in spite of a looming Brexit deadline.

19 October 2020

US DOJ urges judge to allow Trump’s WeChat ban

A San Francisco district judge has told US Department of Justice officials that they will be hard-pressed to convince her to reverse a previous decision declaring the Trump Administration’s WeChat ban as a threat to the First Amendment.

16 October 2020

EDPB looks to ease consistency chaos

In a move addressing one of the primary sticking points in the enforcement of the GDPR, the European Data Protection Board has clarified how EU data regulators can object to decisions made by their counterparts in cross-border cases.

15 October 2020

Latest CCPA regulation tweaks aimed at making opt-outs easier

The California attorney general has released a third set of modifications to the CCPA regulations, including changes designed to make it easier for consumers to opt out from having their data sold to third parties.

14 October 2020

Helen Dixon pleased with DPC budget increase

Helen Dixon has welcomed a budget increase for Ireland’s data authority – though the amount allocated means the regulator still has not received the funds it asked for two years ago.

14 October 2020

DIFC Data Protection Law: GDPR 2.0?

Addleshaw Goddard managing associate Annabelle Gold-Caution maps key differences between the GDPR and the Dubai International Financial Centre’s new data protection legislation – which may address criticisms of the EU framework.

13 October 2020

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