Region: European Union

Commission warns against fudging DSA numbers

The first major deadline for the Digital Services Act has arrived. The EU’s biggest online platforms must now publish their average monthly user figures, but the European Commission has already issued a warning to those which have tried to keep things vague.

17 February 2023

MEPs take aim at proposed Privacy Shield replacement

Brussels lawmakers accused the proposed adequacy agreement between the EU and US of falling far short of issues raised by Schrems II.

16 February 2023

ECJ clarifies conditions for DPO dismissals

The European Court of Justice has clarified the extent to which conflicts of interest can justify the dismissal of data protection officers.

09 February 2023

Activists and DPC clash over European Commission monitoring plans

The Irish data regulator has contested activists’ claims that the European Commission will increase its monitoring of large privacy investigations over concerns the watchdog has inadequately enforced the GDPR.

03 February 2023

Scott+Scott partners leave to form new litigation firm

A managing partner and the head of Scott+Scott’s Dutch antitrust litigation department have left the firm to found Lindenbaum, a new specialist plaintiff-side litigation firm.

01 February 2023

Reynders leans on data retention rulings to support EU-US adequacy

The European Commission is using ECJ data retention case law as an argument against concerns that the draft adequacy agreement with the US does nothing to change the surveillance practices of US law enforcement.

31 January 2023

Finnish regulator calls for supervisory role under upcoming EU data laws

The Finnish data protection authority’s head has called for national regulators to remain responsible for the supervision of any processing activity using personal data under upcoming data laws.

30 January 2023

GDR 100 Elite interviews: Cooley’s Travis LeBlanc and Patrick Van Eecke

Co-Lead of Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy practice and global litigation department Travis LeBlanc and head of Cooley’s European cyber/data/privacy practice Patrick Van Eecke discuss how the firm’s practice is weathering an economic slowdown and why EU-wide class actions and the SEC’s proposed cybersecurity requirements are keeping clients up at night.

27 January 2023

Farewell to the “toothless tiger” – Slovenia implements GDPR

The Slovenian GDPR implementing act entered into force today, giving the country’s data watchdog the long-awaited power to issue administrative fines.

26 January 2023

Reasoning behind EDPB order to expand WhatsApp inquiry revealed

Objections from Finland, France and Italy drove the EDPB’s order to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to expand its investigation into WhatsApp.

25 January 2023

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