Region: European Union

UK adequacy confirmed

Europe has formally approved the UK’s adequacy with a four-year limit in the case of future regulatory divergence.

28 June 2021

Europe proposes new cybersecurity network

The European Commission wants to build a new platform that connects organisations involved in cybersecurity, speeding up responses to threats and incidents.

25 June 2021

EU privacy watchdogs call for greater AI Act role

European data protection authorities say they should have a prominent role in the monitoring and coordination of AI Act enforcement.

24 June 2021

Final EDPB supplementary measures largely unchanged

The European Data Protection Board’s finalised supplementary measures guidelines are broadly similar to a draft issued last year, and are set to make GDPR compliance tougher for EU data exporters.

22 June 2021

Johannes Caspar: Facebook/WhatsApp, urgency and the one-stop-shop

Hamburg data protection chief Johannes Caspar is one of the EU’s most active enforcers. Ahead of his planned departure on 28 June, Caspar told GDR about his office’s pioneering track record, and his frustration with the GDPR’s one-stop-shop.

21 June 2021

EU states approve UK GDPR adequacy

EU member states have voted in favour of UK adequacy, edging the country closer to full approval and unrestricted bilateral data flows.

17 June 2021

German court to scrutinise RTB

An Irish NGO has alleged that regulators have failed to act against the online advertising industry, and filed a lawsuit that aims to shut down the real-time bidding system.

16 June 2021

ECJ clarifies one-stop-shop rules

Europe’s highest court has ruled that non-lead data protection authorities can take action against cross-border GDPR infringements in certain circumstances.

15 June 2021

Instagram ECJ case dropped

The ECJ will no longer be asked to clarify the extent to which courts can force platforms to disclose the identities of account operators.

14 June 2021

Three years of GDPR: a rocky journey

Valérie Heremans, Ceyhun Pehlivan and Saverio Puddu of Linklaters track the rollout of the GDPR since 2018.

10 June 2021

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