Region: European Union

ECJ to review data protection collective actions

The German Federal Court of Justice has referred questions to Europe’s highest court about how consumer protection organisations can file lawsuits on behalf of data subjects.

29 May 2020

Planet49 cookies saga ends

Germany’s highest court has found against online lottery provider Planet49, in a ruling which implements a landmark European Court of Justice decision on cookie consent.

28 May 2020

Ireland hits back at Schrems’ Facebook collusion claims

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has denied Max Schrems pressure group NOYB’s accusations that the regulator held secret meetings with Facebook in the lead up to the GDPR.

27 May 2020

The GDPR in numbers

European Data Protection Board members released a raft of statistics about the way they enforce the landmark law and the resources they have to do so. The results give valuable insight into the priorities and pressure points for European data protection authorities and the companies they regulate.

27 May 2020

Irish enforcer bares its teeth against tech giants

Following months of criticism over its lengthy investigations, Ireland’s data protection watchdog has filed a draft decision against Twitter with European authorities – with multiple separate probes of several Facebook platforms at an advanced stage.

22 May 2020

UK adequacy decision in doubt

A UK adequacy decision looks more unlikely than ever after the EU’s top Brexit negotiator slammed the UK government’s insistence on lowering existing data protection standards.

21 May 2020

GDPR roundup: fines, TikTok, Apple, covid-19 and more

European data regulators appear to be making good on their promise to continue their work, with a noticeable uptick in enforcers’ activity across the continent.

21 May 2020

EU set to examine digital gatekeepers

The European Commission is seeking experts to conduct a five-month study into the gatekeeping power of digital platforms.

13 May 2020

Pressured EDPB set to grill Hungary over GDPR suspension

The European Data Protection Board is facing pressure to take a position on the Hungarian government’s decision to suspend part of the GDPR.

12 May 2020

Hungary under fire for GDPR suspension

The Hungarian government's emergency decision to suspend parts of the GDPR has drawn the ire of the head of the European Data Protection Board, with the body set to discuss the situation at its next official meeting.

07 May 2020

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