Region: European Union

First shots fired in Schrems II Irish battle

Ireland’s data watchdog has opened an investigation of Facebook’s use of standard contractual clauses, leading to accusations from Max Schrems that the regulator has breached a court order in doing so.

10 September 2020

“Sorely needed” EDPB controller-processor guidance released

New guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor under the GDPR released by the European Data Protection Board provide fresh direction on joint controllership.

08 September 2020

Convention 108+ mooted as Schrems solution

Council of Europe officials have suggested the influential Convention 108+ could solve the international data transfer problems created by the Schrems II decision.

07 September 2020

European taskforce launched over Schrems II complaints

Regulators will investigate 101 complaints relating to companies’ continued use of the Privacy Shield and standard contractual clauses to transfer data to the US.

04 September 2020

Reynders: Updated SCCs coming this year

New Schrems-proof standard contractual clauses should be finalised this year, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders has said.

03 September 2020

Schrems attempts to kickstart data transfer enforcement

Max Schrems’ activist group Noyb has filed 101 complaints to data protection authorities across Europe, in an attempt to force regulators to enforce the landmark Schrems II ruling.

18 August 2020

Regulators press on with data transfer efforts

European regulators are pushing ahead with work on codes of conduct, certification and binding corporate rules.

17 August 2020

European governments threatened over data regulator funding

A senior European Commission figure has promised that the EU stands ready to act against national governments that fail to properly fund their data protection authorities.

10 August 2020

GDR analysis: European regulators buckling under Schrems pressure

Understaffed and under-resourced European data protection authorities are likely to struggle with the new responsibilities handed to them by the Schrems II decision, GDR has found.

06 August 2020

Schrems II: practical implications

Sidley Austin partner William Long and associate Lauren Cuyvers assess Schrems II’s impact on international business, and offer advice on the path ahead.

04 August 2020

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