Region: European Union

Commission launches call for views on open finance

The European Commission has opened another front in the battle against the dominance of Big Tech with a call for views on the prospect of new open finance rules to complement the market reforms already undertaken in the payments sector.

16 May 2022

Data regulators seek greater role in digital rules - CNIL report

European data watchdogs are suggesting they should be designated as national supervisory authorities for both the DGA and the AI Act according to the French regulator’s 2021 annual report, which also covered the CNIL’s approach to cookies and penalties.

12 May 2022

Questions mount over clashes between Data Act and GDPR

Concerns are growing that unless clashes between the Data Act and the GDPR are resolved, EU citizens could end up with less protection of their data rights.

12 May 2022

Commission responds to lawmakers’ AI Act report

A spokesperson for the European Commission has cautioned MEPs on the need for clarity and precision in proposed draft amendments to the AI Act.

11 May 2022

EU court rejects anti-fraud office lawsuit

The General Court has rejected a lawsuit that claimed the European anti-fraud office had breached data protection rules for EU institutions by issuing a press release about an investigation involving the claimant.

10 May 2022

German antitrust regulator overstepped by invoking GDPR, Meta tells ECJ

A Meta lawyer has told the European Court of Justice that Germany’s antitrust regulator had no jurisdiction to issue a GDPR-based finding that the company abused its dominant position on the social media market by collecting and processing data without consent.

10 May 2022

ECJ set to clarify antitrust/data interface

The outcome of a European Court of Justice hearing tomorrow could increase tech giants’ exposure to European competition law – and answer questions about large companies’ ability to rely on consent to collect and combine personal data.

09 May 2022

Top EU data watchdogs warn over legality of Data Act

The EDPB and EDPS have expressed “serious concerns” about the Data Act making individuals’ data available to public sector bodies, in an opinion that called for the proposed law to enact stronger privacy protections in a range of areas.

05 May 2022

New health data law jumps on Data Act possibilities

The European Commission has published a proposed regulation on the sharing of medical data, but the law is reliant on other pieces of data-sharing legislation which are themselves not yet finalised.

04 May 2022

MEPs vote through AI report

The European Parliament has approved a special report on artificial intelligence, including suggestions for a market in personal data enabled by other forthcoming pieces of EU legislation.

03 May 2022

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