Region: European Union

Details emerge of one-stop-shop overhaul

The European Commission is planning to introduce additional steps into the article 60 process to draw out prospective disagreements between member states before a draft decision is submitted – one of a suite of changes which will be proposed to make cross-border enforcement of the GDPR more efficient.

23 March 2023

EU trade hopes clash with privacy concerns

The European Commission is hoping to close a clutch of new data-heavy trade deals in 2023, but some lawmakers are concerned about compromises to citizens’ privacy rights.

21 March 2023

German parties face unlawful political advertising accusations

Noyb has accused six German political parties of violating the GDPR by targeting voters through Facebook adverts without an appropriate legal basis.

21 March 2023

Special Report: Civil society drives the GDPR

Activists are turning to litigation to force policy change. GDR tracks how NGO-led litigation is shifting the regulatory agenda and pushed the boundaries of European data protection law.

17 March 2023

ECJ adviser says automated credit scoring is profiling

A European Court of Justice adviser has said in two separate opinions that automated loan scoring constitutes profiling under the GDPR, regulators’ decisions are subject to judicial review, and limits apply to the retention of data from public registers by credit agencies.

16 March 2023

EDPB begins work on DPO industry

The EDPB has launched its enforcement action into the role of data protection officers, seeking to address the issues they face in driving compliance within EU organisations.

16 March 2023

Data Act clears the European Parliament

The European Parliament has voted through the Data Act, including additions to the European Commission’s draft that are intended to give individuals greater control over their data and to incentivise data-sharing.

14 March 2023

Denham: one-stop-shop woes lead to member state tension

Former ICO head Elizabeth Denham has said the current arrangement of the one-stop-shop mechanism is causing tensions with member states that see themselves as unable to address the harms being caused by big tech.

09 March 2023

Consumer group condemns WhatsApp agreement

Consumer rights organisation BEUC has criticised an agreement between WhatsApp and the European Commission, saying that it fails to address data protection concerns raised in the initial complaint.

06 March 2023

ECJ clarifies interactions between GDPR and civil discovery

The European Court of Justice has confirmed the GDPR applies to disclosure orders in civil litigation, forcing courts to balance the interests of affected data subjects against those who seek evidence.

02 March 2023

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