Region: European Union

GDR Special Report: EU data reform - risks and opportunities

A raft of new European legislation will affect corporate data acquisition, use and security across the EU. GDR sets out what companies need to know.

31 March 2021

EU-Korea data flows deal greenlit

The European Commission will publish a data adequacy decision for Korea in the next few months, following the conclusion of negotiations between EU and Korean officials.

30 March 2021

Schrems “sceptical” about updated Privacy Shield talks

Senior EU and US officials have upped their efforts to create a new EU-US Privacy Shield, but Max Schrems has told GDR he’ll challenge a replacement if he considers it inadequate.

29 March 2021

German court sends Facebook questions to ECJ

The European Court of Justice is set to weigh in on the German competition authority’s high-profile Facebook case.

25 March 2021

SCOTUS could resolve GDPR clash with US law

An engineering company seeks a US Supreme Court ruling that could let companies use the GDPR to avoid disclosing data into the US.

23 March 2021

Longstanding data regulator tensions go public

A simmering spat between EU data protection authorities has boiled over, with the heads of the Irish and German regulators engaging in a war of words over the way the GDPR has been enforced.

18 March 2021

Criticism of “vague” Data Governance Act continues

The first law forming the EU’s ambitious data strategy has come in for criticism by members of European Parliament – in large part over the lack of clarity about what the legislation is for, echoing earlier concerns within the European Commission.

17 March 2021

MEPs slam UK adequacy deal

Members of European Parliament have hit out at the European Commission’s decision to declare the UK’s data protection regime as equivalent to the EU’s.

16 March 2021

European Commission to probe adtech economics

The European Commission’s communications department is set to scrutinise the adtech ecosystem, GDR has learned.

15 March 2021

Data retention rears its head again

A long-running battle in the EU over data retention has flared up again, following rulings out of the bloc’s top court late last year.

12 March 2021

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