Region: European Union

UK companies could pay billions if adequacy not secured

Companies of all sizes will incur significant costs if the UK fails to obtain an EU adequacy decision, research has found.

24 November 2020

EPDB raises doubts about ePrivacy enforcement plans

New ePrivacy proposals may lead to confused and inconsistent enforcement of the law, the European Data Protection Board has warned.

23 November 2020

Revealed: European Commission pushes data sharing through IP law

The European Commission plans to review multiple intellectual property laws to see how they could foster data sharing, according to a leaked draft seen by GDR.

20 November 2020

New SCCs to impose raft of costly new obligations

The EU’s updated standard contractual clauses (SCCs) will impose onerous new obligations on international data transfers, and might affect the economics of receiving SCC-transferred information.

13 November 2020

Long-awaited EDPB supplementary measures guidance released

The European Data Protection Board has released highly-anticipated guidance on data transfer precautions – which appears to rule out the use of many cloud services.

12 November 2020

ECJ rules against Orange pre-ticked consent boxes

Companies need to be able to demonstrate that individuals have actively consented to data collection, the European Court of Justice has found – concluding that Orange Romania could not properly obtain consent through pre-ticked boxes.

11 November 2020

Data concerns drive Amazon competition probe

The European Commission has formally accused Amazon of abusing its dominant position as a marketplace service provider in Germany and France, focusing on the way in which it uses merchant data.

11 November 2020

GDPR dispute resolution mechanism used for first time

The European Data Protection Board has used the GDPR’s dispute resolution mechanism for the first time since the law came into force, after regulators were unable to agree on Irish enforcement against Twitter.

10 November 2020

ePrivacy lobbying intensifies as key meeting approaches

Competing factions have upped the ante in the battle over ePrivacy ahead of a meeting of an influential EU Council group to discuss a new proposed draft of the law.

09 November 2020

EU court orders virtual data room in Facebook probes

The EU General Court has set restrictions on the information that the European Commission can access as it investigates Facebook’s online marketplace and data practices in two separate probes.

06 November 2020

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