Region: European Union

Time to review your DPO appointment?

Linklaters Brussels partner Guillaume Couneson unpacks a recent Belgian regulatory decision on the independence of data protection officers – a key GDPR compliance issue.

07 May 2020

Sophie in ‘t Veld: legislation needed to end covid-19 data sharing

MEP and data privacy advocate Sophie in ‘t Veld explains her concerns over the sharing of personal data to help tackle the covid-19 crisis.

27 April 2020

Wiewiórowski: Europe must use data together to fight covid-19

European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski tells GDR how European institutions are working together to leverage data to tackle the covid-19 pandemic.

22 April 2020

Uber’s European DPO on the challenges and value of data sharing

Simon Hania is data protection officer at Uber, where he leads a global team that independently monitors and advises on the company’s compliance with the GDPR. GDR spoke to Hania on the sidelines of the annual CPDP conference in Brussels to speak about being a DPO at Uber, data strategy, implementing the GDPR and collaborating with city authorities.

21 April 2020

Jelinek: data protection doesn’t hinder covid-19 fight

Andrea Jelinek, who heads the EDPB and Austria’s data watchdog, tells GDR how the covid-19 crisis has affected the organisation and data protection across Europe.

17 April 2020

Covid-19: EDPB set to clarify health and geolocation data processing

The head of the European Data Protection Board has told GDR that the organisation will soon publish guidance on two key uses of personal data to fight the covid-19 pandemic.

16 April 2020

Google French fine quashed

Following a landmark right to be forgotten ruling from the European Court of Justice, France’s highest court has struck down a decision that fined Google for refusing to remove listings off its search engine globally.

27 March 2020

European Central Bank boosts data analytics capabilities

The European Central Bank has implemented a new data analytics programme designed by a major telecoms company, which the central bank will use to share sensitive data across borders.

23 March 2020

Wiewiórowski: data protection momentum must continue

The European Data Protection Supervisor has reiterated its intention to lead on global data protection issues while maintaining its tight hold on the EU institutions it regulates.

19 March 2020

UK makes adequacy sales pitch

The UK government has begun its attempts to persuade the European Commission to grant the country adequacy post-Brexit – a decision worth billions, but which is dogged by doubts over the use of data by UK spying agencies.

18 March 2020

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