Region: European Union

European data chiefs hint at Schrems II enforcement position

The heads of two influential pan-European data authorities have revealed some aspects of their plans to deal with the fallout from the Schrems II decision.

21 October 2020

Most EU-adequate countries still happy to transfer data to UK

The majority of the countries deemed adequate by the EU have told the UK government that they will not restrict their data flows to the UK, in spite of a looming Brexit deadline.

19 October 2020

EDPB looks to ease consistency chaos

In a move addressing one of the primary sticking points in the enforcement of the GDPR, the European Data Protection Board has clarified how EU data regulators can object to decisions made by their counterparts in cross-border cases.

15 October 2020

German regulator slams data retention plans following ECJ ruling

Shortly after a landmark ruling in Europe’s highest court, the German federal data protection regulator has called for EU policymakers to permanently ditch blanket data retention.

13 October 2020

EU-US gap widens over post-Schrems surveillance

The US and EU seem further than ever from an agreement on how to solve data flows to the US, with two influential pressure groups calling for wholesale US surveillance reform days after the US attempted to assuage companies’ fears.

02 October 2020

German-led EU Council pushes tougher ePrivacy draft

In yet another twist in a long-running saga, the German presidency of the Council of the EU has proposed removing a GDPR-style legitimate interests provision from the ePrivacy Regulation.

30 September 2020

Noyb reveals major companies’ responses to Schrems II

33 prominent companies have revealed how legal departments are responding to the Schrems II judgment – with many organisations leaning heavily on standard contractual clauses.

28 September 2020

Don’t overstate the role of data, Facebook says

Facebook’s director of economic policy has played down the competitive advantage available to platforms that have access to large tranches of data, while warning against the effectiveness of data separation and data access remedies.

25 September 2020

First shots fired in Schrems II Irish battle

Ireland’s data watchdog has opened an investigation of Facebook’s use of standard contractual clauses, leading to accusations from Max Schrems that the regulator has breached a court order in doing so.

10 September 2020

“Sorely needed” EDPB controller-processor guidance released

New guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor under the GDPR released by the European Data Protection Board provide fresh direction on joint controllership.

08 September 2020

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