Region: European Union

GDPR consumer protection litigation right dispute returns to ECJ

The German Federal Court of Justice has asked the ECJ a second set of questions in an ongoing dispute between an association of consumer groups and Meta, in a move that could further complicate data protection litigation in the EU.

10 November 2022

Member states slammed in EU lawmakers’ spyware report

The European Parliament committee investigating the use of spyware has called for a moratorium on the use of the technology until new standards can be implemented and investigations into its use concluded.

08 November 2022

EU AI liability proposal will better protect consumers, lawyer says

A Bristows partner has said a European Commission proposal overhauling the civil liability of AI systems will simplify damages claims.

04 November 2022

Meta lawyer: DMA will change gatekeepers’ relationship with regulators

A US-based antitrust lawyer for Meta has said companies regulated by the EU’s Digital Markets Act will shift from “defence mode” towards a more participatory regulatory dialogue.

03 November 2022

ECJ rules on right to erasure from directories

The European Court of Justice has said data controllers must forward deletion requests to third-party controllers and inform relevant search engines.

27 October 2022

ECJ advocate-general validates IP address retention to fight piracy

An advisor to the European Court of Justice has argued that member states should be allowed to access and retain IP addresses in order to identify individuals responsible for intellectual property breaches.

27 October 2022

ECJ to hear question on covid-related QR code processing

A Czech court has asked the European Court of Justice to resolve the GDPR’s application to the use of QR codes to verify individuals’ covid status via an app.

26 October 2022

German regulator and MEP slam US executive order

European officials and lawmakers have criticised aspects of US president Joe Biden’s executive order on EU-US data transfers, and suggested that a new Privacy Shield based on it would be struck down by the European Court of Justice.

26 October 2022

Claimant-side stakeholders criticise GDPR private enforcement hurdles

Defence lawyers welcomed a recent European Court of Justice opinion that could severely restrict the availability of non-material damages under the GDPR – but claimant-side observers have warned that shutting down non-material damages will further undermine the regulation’s effectiveness.

21 October 2022

ECJ rules on purpose limitation and further processing

The European Court of Justice has said personal data processing to fix technical faults is justified under the GDPR, but that the information should not be retained after corrections are made.

20 October 2022

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