Region: European Union

CNIL issues second-largest GDPR fine

France's data protection watchdog has issued its second largest GDPR penalty to date, fining an insulation company for lax data protection practices and an unwillingness to cooperate with the authority.

27 November 2019

Lawyers call for optimism despite fresh ePrivacy delays

The EU’s long overdue ePrivacy Regulation is facing yet more delays, but fresh faces in the EU could lead to a resolution soon, observers say.

26 November 2019

Wiewiórowski named new EDPS

Wojciech Wiewiórowski has been elected as the new European Data Protection Supervisor, beating contenders Yann Padova and Endre Szabó.

26 November 2019

EDPS: The candidates

Giovanni Buttarelli, who passed away in August, transformed the European Data Protection Supervisor into an influential global thought leader, capable of bringing the chief executives of major tech companies to the table. Whoever becomes his long-term replacement will have a tough act to follow.

20 November 2019

Gencarelli: Schrems II will also affect BCRs

The European Commission’s head of international data transfers has said the upcoming Schrems II judgment will affect whether companies can use binding corporate rules – as well as the standard contractual clauses at issue in the case.

20 November 2019

Consumer group calls for European data policy overhaul

A pan-European consumer organisation has recommended a wide-ranging overhaul of data-sharing policy in an attempt to address competition and consumer protection issues – and suggested setting up new regulators to oversee digital markets.

20 November 2019

Microsoft changes cloud contracts following investigations

Microsoft has changed the data protection terms of its commercial cloud contracts following criticism from the Dutch government and an investigation by the European Data Protection Supervisor.

18 November 2019

Google to stop serving “contextual” ads following complaints

Google will reduce the categories of information it collects on web users in order to serve adverts – a move that follows a series of coordinated complaints about adtech practices by privacy activists.

15 November 2019

More digital regulation on the way, study finds

Digital and technology companies can expect to face increasingly stringent regulations in the next few years, a Hogan Lovells study has found.

04 November 2019

Satellite deal to pass with cybersecurity conditions

The UK’s government’s clearance of a $3.4 billion (€3.1 billion) takeover of satellite communications company Inmarsat is conditioned on the company changing its cybersecurity programme.

31 October 2019

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