Region: European Union

EDPB issues binding decision on TikTok fine

The European Data Protection Board has resolve disagreements between European authorities about Ireland’s enforcement action against TikTok.

03 August 2023

New rules from Beijing and Apple enters the chatbot race: AI newsletter 24 July 2023

Welcome to GDR’s first AI newsletter, highlighting the most important policy, legal and market developments in the artificial intelligence and machine learning space from the last week. In this edition the EU and US agree to team up on oversight of AI in financial services, China releases new regulations on generative AI, and Deloitte predicts that the market will stay cool.

24 July 2023

US adequacy receives cautious welcome

Despite being the subject of much speculation and anticipation, the arrival of the EU’s data adequacy agreement with the US has been less enthusiastically received by businesses wary of having the rug pulled out from under them yet again.

21 July 2023

EU to publish batch of adequacy assessments

The European Commission will publish assessments of all its current adequacy agreements after the summer, as negotiations continue for a new reciprocal agreement with Brazil.

20 July 2023

Norwegian regulator bans Meta targeted advertising

In the first regulatory decision to implement the European Court of Justice’s findings on the scope of the legitimate interest basis in the recent Meta judgment, the Norwegian watchdog has issued a temporary ban on behavioural advertising on the company’s Facebook and Instagram platforms.

17 July 2023

Data Changemakers: Nani Jansen Reventlow

Digital Freedom Fund and Systemic Justice founder Nani Jansen Reventlow says NGOs need to deploy litigation, campaigning and advocacy to achieve their objectives.

14 July 2023

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern regulator approves medical data sharing amendment

The state’s government has announced its plans to remove legal hurdles for medical research using health data.

12 July 2023

Amazon challenges DSA designation

Amazon has become the first Big Tech company to fight its position under the new Digital Services Act in the EU’s General Court.

11 July 2023

EU-US adequacy agreement approved

The European Commission has greenlit the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy framework – but activists have already vowed to challenge the arrangement in court.

10 July 2023

Legitimate interest lessons in the Meta GDPR/antitrust judgment

Practitioners say the European Court of Justice’s restriction of the availability of legitimate interest for personalised advertising may not affect certain types of advertising – although alternatives may prove more workable.

05 July 2023

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