Region: European Union

Online content-sharing platforms breathe a sigh of relief

Platform operators will welcome a recent European Court of Justice advocate-general opinion on their liability for hosting illegal content, says Natalie Ellerby of Linklaters in London.

29 July 2020

EDPB warns of looming UK binding corporate rules deadline

Companies using binding corporate rules greenlit in the UK must seek approval for the transfer mechanism from other EU regulators by the end of the year.

23 July 2020

Exclusive: Amazon to continue using SCCs for US data transfer

Amazon’s cloud division will continue to use standard contractual clauses to transfer data to the US despite the Schrems II decision, GDR has learned.

20 July 2020

Berlin data commissioner takes hardline Schrems position

The shockwave of the Schrems II decision continues as the Berlin data protection authority has suggested that EU companies should move their data from the US to Europe – and that data transfers to the US using standard contractual clauses (SCCs) cannot continue.

20 July 2020

Schrems II: the data protection community reacts

Yesterday’s Schrems II ruling lived up to expectations – just like the first iteration of the dispute, it has thrown a spanner in works for companies hoping to transfer data abroad, particularly to the US. GDR has analysed the data protection community’s reactions and thoughts on the implications of the decision.

17 July 2020

EU targets smart devices in new sector inquiry

The European Commission is examining how companies use and collect data in the consumer “Internet of Things” market.

17 July 2020

Microsoft to continue using SCCs despite Schrems II

A senior Microsoft lawyer has insisted that yesterday’s ruling in the Schrems II case does not affect the company’s ability to legally transfer data to the US using standard contractual clauses.

17 July 2020

Schrems II sparks data transfer chaos and confusion

The European Court of Justice has invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield and forced companies and regulators to take a tougher view on standard contractual clauses – in a decision guaranteed to make international data transfers significantly more burdensome.

16 July 2020

Schrems II: Privacy Shield invalidated, SCCs remain

The European Court of Justice has invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield in the landmark Schrems II case – but has allowed standard contractual clauses to remain in place.

16 July 2020

Google offers Fitbit remedies

Google has promised the European Commission that it will not use Fitbit’s user data to strengthen its advertising business, as it tries to convince the authority to clear its $2.1 billion acquisition of the fitness-tracking company.

15 July 2020

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