Region: Europe

UK finance regulator to probe competition in wholesale data markets

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority said it will examine the state of competition in two separate data markets after benchmark providers and investment companies raised concerns related to high entry barriers for new entrants.

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

Enel fined €26.5 million for telemarketing breach

Italy’s data regulator has fined Enel Energia €26.5 million for violating the GDPR through telemarketing-related processing.

20 January 2022

ICO issues SAR sanction

The Information Commissioner’s Office has sanctioned the UK justice ministry for its failure to process thousands of subject access requests for several years.

18 January 2022

Business models in doubt under DGA

The Data Governance Act is intended to help create a market for data intermediaries, but some of the companies supposed to act as models for this activity have poured cold water on the concept.

17 January 2022

ECJ to weigh in on DPO dismissals

The European Court of Justice is set to clarify the conditions under which data protection officers can be dismissed, following three separate referrals from the German federal labour court.

14 January 2022

Google Analytics SCCs violate GDPR, Austrian watchdog finds

The Austrian data protection regulator has found that supplementary measures in Google Analytics standard contractual clauses cannot be used for US data exports, in a decision that will have companies scrambling to update their safeguards.

13 January 2022

Hospital operator denies Bounty data breach liability

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has told an English judge that it is not responsible for parent support club Bounty’s allegedly unlawful collection and distribution of patients’ personal data.

12 January 2022

ECHR orders Bulgaria surveillance reform

Bulgaria must change its interception framework following a European Court of Human Rights ruling.

12 January 2022

High Court hears Bounty data breach lawsuit

A trial has begun in a claim following up on a regulatory finding that pregnancy and parenting club Bounty UK illegally sold personal data to marketers without obtaining parental consent.

11 January 2022

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