Region: European Union

EDPS to issue stop-processing order

23 October 2019

ECJ: EU content removal rules can apply worldwide

The European Court of Justice has ruled EU courts can order platforms like Facebook to remove content for users worldwide, a week after the same court said that EU law did not explicitly rule out a global right to be forgotten.

03 October 2019

ECJ ruling leaves door open on global right to be forgotten

The European Court of Justice has said that EU law does not explicitly ban member state authorities from ordering delisting requests outside the bloc, but stopped short of decreeing that the right to be forgotten applies worldwide.

24 September 2019

Three von der Leyen nominees handed digital portfolios

Incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has handed Margrethe Vestager sweeping new powers as the bloc’s digital czar and competition chief, but it remains to be seen how the Dane will coordinate with two other commissioners that have also been handed significant digital briefs.

11 September 2019

EU institutions back member states’ bulk interception

The European Data Protection Supervisor has joined the European Commission in largely backing national governments’ use of indiscriminate bulk interception, but said retention periods must be limited and some categories of data should be excluded from the regimes.

10 September 2019

NGOs and EU governments clash over bulk data interception

The Belgian, French and UK governments have rejected arguments by NGOs that intelligence agencies’ collection of bulk communications data should be subject to EU law, arguing that to do so would endanger national security and their ability to prevent crime.

09 September 2019

Adtech trade body overhauls consent framework

The Interactive Advertising Bureau’s new transparency and consent framework is designed to bring the sector into line with the GDPR – but a prominent critic has panned the changes.

23 August 2019

Buttarelli and Wiewiórowski running for EDPS

Current European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli and his deputy Wojciech Wiewiórowski have applied to head the EU authority for the next five years.

08 August 2019

Fashion ID judgment likely to affect adtech contracts, observers say

Last week’s hotly anticipated European Court of Justice Fashion ID ruling promises to upend contractual arrangements in the sprawling adtech sector, with observers expecting many duties to be pushed to website operators.

06 August 2019

Study finds a decline in EU web traffic post-GDPR

European web traffic and revenue declined by nearly 10% after the GDPR went into effect in May 2018, according to an academic study published earlier this month.

30 July 2019

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