Region: European Union

Competition law should require data sharing, urges EU official

Companies should be required to give competitors access to their data, a European Commission competition policy official has argued.

05 March 2019

EDPB releases GDPR certification guidance

The European Data Protection Board has released guidance on rules that allow organisations to certify their processes as GDPR-compliant.

19 February 2019

Major streaming services violating GDPR, says privacy NGO

Austrian non-profit NOYB has accused eight streaming services, including Netflix and YouTube, of violating users’ right to access under the GDPR.

18 January 2019

Privacy laws could restrict deals, says report

Companies are changing the way they do deals to avoid falling foul of strict new privacy laws, according to a report from Morrison & Foerster.

18 January 2019

GDPR becomes critical issue in Brazil Trafigura investigation

Lawyers have cited mutual legal assistance treaties and certain GDPR exceptions as some of the routes through which oil trader Trafigura could hand over emails to Brazilian authorities.

16 January 2019

ECJ urged to limit right to be forgotten to the EU

European Court of Justice Advocate General Maciej Szpunar has warned that creating a right to be forgotten with extraterritorial effect could lead to an international “race to the bottom” – but said search engine operators should, by default, agree to delist sensitive personal data when asked.

10 January 2019

Irish court strikes blow to data retention and access regime

An Irish judge has ruled that the country’s data retention and access regime for the purposes of fighting serious offences falls foul of EU law and European Convention on Human Rights standards.

10 December 2018

ePrivacy hits new delays

The EU’s ePrivacy Regulation is now unlikely to be finalised until 2020 after facing fresh delays, observers say.

07 December 2018

Data-rich deals on the up but challenges expected, report says

Technology transactions have risen rapidly in recent years, but new regulatory hurdles could stymie investment in the sector, a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer report has said.

05 December 2018

The EDPB’s territorial scope guidelines

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner Cédric Burton and associate Rossana Fol analyse the European Data Protection Board’s long-awaited guidelines on the extraterritorial scope of the GDPR

29 November 2018

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