Region: Europe

Google agrees to Privacy Sandbox oversight

Adtech players have welcomed Google commitments that would resolve a UK antitrust investigation of its controversial Privacy Sandbox and subject it to ongoing competition and data protection regulatory scrutiny.

11 June 2021

Three years of GDPR: a rocky journey

Valérie Heremans, Ceyhun Pehlivan and Saverio Puddu of Linklaters track the rollout of the GDPR since 2018.

10 June 2021

Sweden hands out fines over unprotected recordings

Sweden’s data regulator has imposed fines on several parties, following an investigation into recorded healthcare calls that were accessible on the internet.

10 June 2021

Ruling threatens UK adequacy decision

Cooley partner Guadalupe Sampedro considers a recent court ruling on the UK’s controversial immigration exemption to the GDPR.

09 June 2021

UK delays new public health database

Facing opposition by privacy activists, the UK’s government has postponed the creation of a centralised patient medical information database.

08 June 2021

Italy suspends covid-19 app

Italy’s privacy watchdog has temporarily blocked a platform that monitors individuals’ covid-19 status.

07 June 2021

ECJ adopts pro-aggregator database rights stance

The European Court of Justice has ruled that database rights only prevent online data scraping and reuse when those activities affect database makers’ investment.

07 June 2021

UK and EU enforcers target Facebook’s data practices

The UK and EU’s antitrust watchdogs have opened parallel investigations into Facebook to examine if it uses data collected through its digital advertising service to obtain an unfair competitive advantage in certain online markets.

07 June 2021

ICO readies new GDPR case

The UK’s data regulator is poised to issue a new GDPR infringement decision, GDR has learned.

03 June 2021

Noyb targets sites over "cookie banner terror"

Noyb has sent hundreds of draft complaints to EU websites over cookie banner tactics it says are in breach of GDPR requirements, and threatened to escalate the complaints in cases of non-compliance.

02 June 2021

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