Region: European Union

Future EU class actions could enforce a blend of data laws

The Representative Actions Directive could see multiple pieces of legislation brought together in single private enforcement cases, a European Commission official has said.

21 November 2022

Draft EU-US adequacy agreement due in December

Officials involved in the crafting of a new adequacy agreement in the wake of the Schrems II decision have said they expect to have a draft for consideration by the official bodies before the end of the year, with a final decision to be made in spring 2023.

17 November 2022

Lawmakers make last bid for stronger commission in AI Act

As negotiations over the AI Act enter the final stretch, EU lawmakers are pushing for even stronger powers for the European Commission and an enhanced body to oversee the implementation of the rules.

17 November 2022

Law firms advocate risk-based approach to data transfers

In a rare joint paper, DLA Piper and Clifford Chance have pushed back against the current approach taken by EU data regulators to third-country data transfers, advocating instead for a proportionate and risk-based approach.

16 November 2022

EDPS says upcoming product cybersecurity requirements need clarification

The European Data Protection Supervisor has said the relationship between proposed EU rules on cybersecurity requirements for digital products and existing data protection legislation needs to be clarified.

15 November 2022

European Parliament passes NIS2 Directive

The European Parliament has given its approval to the second Network and Information Security Directive, paving the way for greater harmonisation of cybersecurity rules across the EU.

11 November 2022

GDPR consumer protection litigation right dispute returns to ECJ

The German Federal Court of Justice has asked the ECJ a second set of questions in an ongoing dispute between an association of consumer groups and Meta, in a move that could further complicate data protection litigation in the EU.

10 November 2022

Member states slammed in EU lawmakers’ spyware report

The European Parliament committee investigating the use of spyware has called for a moratorium on the use of the technology until new standards can be implemented and investigations into its use concluded.

08 November 2022

EU AI liability proposal will better protect consumers, lawyer says

A Bristows partner has said a European Commission proposal overhauling the civil liability of AI systems will simplify damages claims.

04 November 2022

Meta lawyer: DMA will change gatekeepers’ relationship with regulators

A US-based antitrust lawyer for Meta has said companies regulated by the EU’s Digital Markets Act will shift from “defence mode” towards a more participatory regulatory dialogue.

03 November 2022

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