Region: European Union

The two-year GDPR review – “overall success” or work in progress?

Following the European Commission’s assessment of the GDPR, Reed Smith partner Elle Todd asks whether the GDPR has been a success – or if it’s too early to tell.

01 July 2020

EDPS seeks to continue Buttarelli’s legacy

The European Data Protection Supervisor has laid out its plans for the next four years, indicating it intends to build on the work of its former chief Giovanni Buttarelli and continue to punch above its weight.

30 June 2020

Analysis: completed cross-border GDPR enforcement

The extent of cross-border GDPR enforcement has become clear. GDR crunched the numbers to bring you the key takeaways – including the matters that have attracted enforcers’ attention, and how regulators have concluded their investigations.

26 June 2020

What Google’s failed €50 million GDPR appeal means for the one-stop-shop

The judgment that ended Google’s French GDPR appeal provides some much-needed clarity on the one-stop-shop; organisations using data across borders in Europe should pay attention.

25 June 2020

Data concerns prompt LSE/Refinitiv merger review

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Refinitiv’s proposed $27 billion acquisition of London Stock Exchange Group, in part over concerns that rivals could be denied access to valuable data.

25 June 2020

EDPS: EU data strategy may fail without new ePrivacy law

European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski has warned that the EU’s plans for a wide-ranging data strategy may not succeed without completed ePrivacy updates.

18 June 2020

UK adequacy woes deepen

The head of the European Data Protection Board has cast further shadow over the UK’s hopes of achieving adequacy when it leaves the EU.

16 June 2020

Multimillion-euro Google right to be forgotten case escalates

Sweden’s data protection authority has hit back at Google’s appeal against a €7 million fine for failure to comply with delisting requests – in a dispute which may prompt the European Court of Justice to rule on the functioning of the one-stop-shop.

12 June 2020

EDPB hits out at Clearview

The European Data Protection Board has cast doubt on whether European law enforcement agencies can legally use controversial facial recognition database company Clearview AI.

11 June 2020

EU single market for data one step closer to reality

EU efforts to create a data strategy and infrastructure which can compete with US and Asian technology giants are beginning to take shape.

08 June 2020

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