Region: European Union

EDPB letter illustrates EU-US terrorism data clash

Senior privacy officials from both sides of the Atlantic have fired warning shots over a terrorism data-sharing scheme, in an awkward spat that may cast a shadow on the EU’s attempts to woo president-elect Joe Biden.

04 December 2020

Exclusive: UK adequacy decision running out of time

With just five weeks until Brexit, the European Commission is yet to ask the European Data Protection Board to approve a UK adequacy decision – a process that took four months last time the board was tapped.

27 November 2020

Data Governance Act formalises EU data-sharing plans

A proposed new EU law designed to stimulate large-scale data sharing across the bloc is being heralded as the biggest step in data regulation since the GDPR.

26 November 2020

UK companies could pay billions if adequacy not secured

Companies of all sizes will incur significant costs if the UK fails to obtain an EU adequacy decision, research has found.

24 November 2020

EPDB raises doubts about ePrivacy enforcement plans

New ePrivacy proposals may lead to confused and inconsistent enforcement of the law, the European Data Protection Board has warned.

23 November 2020

Revealed: European Commission pushes data sharing through IP law

The European Commission plans to review multiple intellectual property laws to see how they could foster data sharing, according to a leaked draft seen by GDR.

20 November 2020

New SCCs to impose raft of costly new obligations

The EU’s updated standard contractual clauses (SCCs) will impose onerous new obligations on international data transfers, and might affect the economics of receiving SCC-transferred information.

13 November 2020

Long-awaited EDPB supplementary measures guidance released

The European Data Protection Board has released highly-anticipated guidance on data transfer precautions – which appears to rule out the use of many cloud services.

12 November 2020

ECJ rules against Orange pre-ticked consent boxes

Companies need to be able to demonstrate that individuals have actively consented to data collection, the European Court of Justice has found – concluding that Orange Romania could not properly obtain consent through pre-ticked boxes.

11 November 2020

Data concerns drive Amazon competition probe

The European Commission has formally accused Amazon of abusing its dominant position as a marketplace service provider in Germany and France, focusing on the way in which it uses merchant data.

11 November 2020

Get unlimited access to all Global Data Review content