Region: European Union

Prominent MEP pitches industry-friendly data overhaul

The Member of European Parliament behind controversial copyright measures has proposed a wide-ranging set of data reforms that he says would boost Europe’s digital economy.

23 January 2020

Europe should lead the way on AI, EDPS official says

An official at the EU’s data protection watchdog has said the bloc cannot afford to wait for a global consensus on AI.

23 January 2020

ECJ advocate-general clarifies ePrivacy interpretation

In the second European Court of Justice opinion in a week on the interpretation of the ePrivacy directive, an advocate-general has clarified rules covering law enforcement access to data.

22 January 2020

European Commission takes cautious approach on AI liability

The European Commission has recommended changes to AI liability rules – but cautioned against a complete overhaul of the law.

09 January 2020

Schrems II advocate-general recommends upholding SCCs

A European Court of Justice advocate-general’s opinion in Schrems II has argued that standard contractual clauses should remain in force – but that companies and regulators must check that the contracts actually protect data, and that the EU-US Privacy Shield could be invalid.

19 December 2019

Belgian watchdog tussles with ICANN over data access

The organisation responsible for overseeing internet domain names is in talks with Belgium’s data watchdog over the best way to protect personal data – while still allowing access to vital information about who owns websites.

18 December 2019

EDPB updates right to be forgotten guidance

The European Data Protection Board has released new guidance on search engines’ application of the GDPR’s right to be forgotten.

12 December 2019

EU experts call for change on AI liability

A European Commission expert group has recommended an overhaul of liability rules for AI, including proposals for mandatory data logging and compensation for damage to information.

03 December 2019

EU targets Facebook and Google data practices

The European Commission has opened separate preliminary investigations into Google’s and Facebook’s data collection practices, adding to its list of probes against the technology companies.

03 December 2019

Top German court rules on multiple right to be forgotten disputes

Germany’s top constitutional court has issued judgments in two separate right to be forgotten cases – in one case finding in favour of Google and in the other against magazine Der Spiegel.

02 December 2019

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