Region: European Union

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

Schrems II: a primer

The European Court of Justice will soon hand down a ruling in the most hotly-anticipated data litigation of the year. Here’s what you need to know, and what the consequences of the ruling could be.

14 July 2020

European Commission accelerates UK adequacy efforts

The European Commission has redoubled its efforts towards a possible UK adequacy decision, saying it hopes to finish its assessment before the end of the year.

10 July 2020

The CCPA and third-party cookie phaseout could be good for adtech

Tough data protection regulation in the US and Europe and the death of third-party cookies will ultimately be beneficial to the data-hungry digital advertising industry, according to new research.

09 July 2020

Exclusive: Google admits defeat on one-stop-shop

Google has accepted that all European data protection authorities can enforce against it for data activities carried out by its US parent, GDR has learned – backtracking on its previous assertions that only Ireland’s Data Protection Commission can do so.

07 July 2020

EDPS: re-negotiate Microsoft data contracts

The influential European Data Protection Supervisor has urged public bodies across Europe to re-negotiate the data protection terms of their contracts with Microsoft.

06 July 2020

Ad industry pressures Apple to reverse data changes

Executives from advertising trade bodies across Europe have called on Apple to backtrack on changes the company made to data collection in its popular App Store.

03 July 2020

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