Region: European Union

ECJ Case Tracker

The GDR European Court of Justice Case Tracker allows subscribers to monitor all GDPR-era cases in the EU's highest court.

27 August 2021

EU launches Phase II probe into Facebook/Kustomer deal

The European Commission has opened an in-depth examination of Facebook’s acquisition of customer service platform Kustomer, following concerns about the amount of personal data Facebook would be able to access.

12 August 2021

Selling UK adequacy after sunset

Organisations relying on the free flow of personal data between the EEA and the UK have weathered a turbulent few years – and features like the sunset clauses in the UK adequacy decisions mean some uncertainty is set to persist, say Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner partner Kate Brimsted and senior associate Tom Evans.

03 August 2021

Interest groups drive blockbuster Big Tech fines

Luxembourg’s record-breaking €746 million Amazon GDPR fine is the latest example of NGOs sparking some of the EU’s most significant cases against online platforms.

03 August 2021

EDPB forces Ireland's hand on Facebook/WhatsApp data sharing

European data regulators have told Ireland’s Data Protection Commission how to deal with WhatsApp’s data-sharing arrangements with its parent company Facebook.

28 July 2021

US pushing to regain EU adequacy

The US is prioritising negotiations with the European Commission to reinstate a post-Schrems II transatlantic adequacy deal.

22 July 2021

ECJ to weigh in on Schrems Facebook litigation

The EU’s highest court is set to assess how Facebook has used personal data in the GDPR era, in a case that activist Max Schrems says could force the company to pay damages to millions of users.

20 July 2021

EDPB refuses to extend Facebook/WhatsApp ban

EU data protection authorities have appeared to compromise by rejecting calls for an EU-wide ban on Facebook processing WhatsApp’s data – but ordering the Irish data watchdog to formally investigate the group’s practices.

15 July 2021

Platform copyright filtering set to survive ECJ challenge

A European Court of Justice advocate-general has urged the court to uphold legislation that would force large platforms to proactively monitor content for potential copyright infringement – but seemed uncomfortable about European Commission guidance on the application of that obligation.

15 July 2021

Derivatives repository fined over data breaches

The EU securities markets watchdog has fined the UK branch of a major securities depository for data integrity failures.

14 July 2021

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