Region: European Union

European Commission accelerates UK adequacy efforts

The European Commission has redoubled its efforts towards a possible UK adequacy decision, saying it hopes to finish its assessment before the end of the year.

10 July 2020

The CCPA and third-party cookie phaseout could be good for adtech

Tough data protection regulation in the US and Europe and the death of third-party cookies will ultimately be beneficial to the data-hungry digital advertising industry, according to new research.

09 July 2020

Exclusive: Google admits defeat on one-stop-shop

Google has accepted that all European data protection authorities can enforce against it for data activities carried out by its US parent, GDR has learned – backtracking on its previous assertions that only Ireland’s Data Protection Commission can do so.

07 July 2020

EDPS: re-negotiate Microsoft data contracts

The influential European Data Protection Supervisor has urged public bodies across Europe to re-negotiate the data protection terms of their contracts with Microsoft.

06 July 2020

Ad industry pressures Apple to reverse data changes

Executives from advertising trade bodies across Europe have called on Apple to backtrack on changes the company made to data collection in its popular App Store.

03 July 2020

The two-year GDPR review – “overall success” or work in progress?

Following the European Commission’s assessment of the GDPR, Reed Smith partner Elle Todd asks whether the GDPR has been a success – or if it’s too early to tell.

01 July 2020

EDPS seeks to continue Buttarelli’s legacy

The European Data Protection Supervisor has laid out its plans for the next four years, indicating it intends to build on the work of its former chief Giovanni Buttarelli and continue to punch above its weight.

30 June 2020

Analysis: completed cross-border GDPR enforcement

The extent of cross-border GDPR enforcement has become clear. GDR crunched the numbers to bring you the key takeaways – including the matters that have attracted enforcers’ attention, and how regulators have concluded their investigations.

26 June 2020

What Google’s failed €50 million GDPR appeal means for the one-stop-shop

The judgment that ended Google’s French GDPR appeal provides some much-needed clarity on the one-stop-shop; organisations using data across borders in Europe should pay attention.

25 June 2020

Data concerns prompt LSE/Refinitiv merger review

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Refinitiv’s proposed $27 billion acquisition of London Stock Exchange Group, in part over concerns that rivals could be denied access to valuable data.

25 June 2020

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