Region: European Union

EU gives guidance on data flow regulation

The European Commission has issued guidance for businesses on a new law governing the free flow of non-personal data.

30 May 2019

Italian enforcer calls for EU-China Privacy Shield

Italy’s data protection head has said that an EU-China Privacy Shield is necessary to combat “digital totalitarianism.”

22 May 2019

Pressure building on ad tech, lawyers warn

New rules in the US and the EU threaten to disrupt the ad tech ecosystem, privacy lawyers have warned.

22 May 2019

Break up data’s market power, German antitrust chief says

The Facebook case brought by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is a first step to break up market power in the digital economy, the head of the agency has said.

17 May 2019

EU opens insurance data access investigation

The European Commission has opened an investigation into industry association Insurance Ireland over concerns that the access conditions for its data-sharing portal may restrict competition in the motor insurance market.

15 May 2019

Lessons from the EU–Japan mutual adequacy arrangement

Dechert London partner Paul Kavanagh and associate Dylan Balbirnie assess what the recent EU–Japan adequacy deal demonstrates about the European Commission’s approach to adequacy.

14 May 2019

Belgian Facebook enforcement heads to ECJ

The Brussels Court of Appeal has referred regulatory action relating to Facebook to the European Court of Justice, asking it to clarify which data protection authorities can take companies to court over cross-border data processing issues.

09 May 2019

Apple again accused of App Store abuse

Two more software developers have accused Apple of abusing its dual position as the operator of and competitor on a platform, by hindering their access to the App Store.

02 May 2019

EDPB clarifies contractual processing for online services

The European Data Protection Board has issued guidance on how companies offering services online can rely on contracts to process data, including banning the practice for the provision of targeted adverts.

16 April 2019

EDPS to investigate Microsoft contracts

The European Data Protection Supervisor is examining whether contractual agreements between EU institutions and Microsoft are compliant with new privacy regulations.

09 April 2019

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