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Roundup: European data news from the Christmas break

GDR rounds up key European news that you might have missed over the holidays.

04 January 2021

Brexit forces Facebook UK data reshuffle

Brexit uncertainty has pushed Facebook to shift legal responsibility for UK users from the company’s Irish division to its US parent company – though the UK replica of the GDPR will still apply.

17 December 2020

GDPR immaterial damages claims: a fight destined for the ECJ

With momentum building behind mass data claims in Europe, European Court of Justice intervention may be necessary to clarify whether individuals can recover GDPR damages for non-financial harm.

15 December 2020

Argentina could have new data protection legislation in 2021

After the previous administration failed to pass GDPR-like legislation that would have cemented the country’s EU adequacy status, Argentina’s government is preparing a new data privacy law that could be unveiled in early 2021.

14 December 2020

Financial services industry bemoans data localisation trend

A global trend towards data localisation has dire consequences for the financial services industry, according to a new report.

11 December 2020

Singapore unveils financial data sharing scheme

Singapore’s central bank and a group of major financial institutions have unveiled an open banking-style data exchange scheme.

11 December 2020

Regulators pressure Apple into data notice changes

Apple will soon add easy-to-understand notices on its app store explaining how apps use personal data, following pressure from an international group of consumer protection authorities.

09 December 2020

New GDPR fines guidance from UK ICO – a missed opportunity?

Forensic Risk Alliance partner Simon Taylor reflects on the shortcomings of the ICO’s draft statutory guidance.

09 December 2020

IAB Europe: Belgian authority doesn’t understand TCF

The influential adtech trade body IAB Europe has slammed a recent report from the Belgian data protection authority, saying the regulator doesn’t understand the commonly used transparency and consent framework.

08 December 2020

Big-ticket Italian fines half the size of headline figures

Two Italian companies ordered to pay some of the largest fines under the GDPR actually only paid 50% of the penalties announced by the country’s data regulator.

07 December 2020

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