Region: European Union

European regulators tipped the scales in Irish Instagram fine

European data protection authorities told the Irish regulator to issue the highest penalty in the “wide” penalty range it proposed – but the company has said it plans to fight the decision.

15 September 2022

Brussels proposes new Cyber Resilience Act

The European Commission has published its proposal for a new Cyber Resilience Act, which will impose new cybersecurity requirements on connected device manufacturers.

15 September 2022

EDPB prepares to call on commission to further legislate to improve GDPR enforcement

The EDPB has met with civil society groups including noyb, Access Now and Panoptykon to discuss procedural aspects of the enforcement of the GDPR that can be improved on through further legislation, which it will formally present to the European commission later this year.

13 September 2022

EDPB says more funding is needed

The EDPB and EDPS have warned that the European Commission’s refusal to boost their resources could hamper effective GDPR enforcement.

13 September 2022

ECJ to hear key questions in IAB adtech appeal

A Belgian court has referred crucial questions on the nature of personal data and controllership to the European Court of Justice in the latest turn in the dispute over IAB’s advertising technology.

08 September 2022

MEPs see path to Brussels data agency through AI Act

A European Parliament committee has approved the latest opinion on the forthcoming AI Act, including a contentious proposal for EU-level oversight of the technology and beyond.

07 September 2022

Three quarters of data protection authorities report insufficient funding

An EDPB report has identified funding and staffing shortfalls across the bulk of member states, with some claiming this hinders their ability to meet the demands of evolving regulatory procedures.

06 September 2022

Instagram fined €405 million for child safety failings

The Irish regulator has issued a €405 million fine against the Meta-owned platform over its processing of children’s personal data – the latest in a string of actions against the company and its subsidiaries.

05 September 2022

Data retention rulings could be turned against spyware

MEPs have heard that the European Court of Justice’s rulings on data retention could provide an angle of legal attack on the use of spyware, as lawmakers struggle with the possibility of conflict between Brussels and the member states.

31 August 2022

Data exploitation as an abuse of dominance

Ashurst competition partner Nigel Parr and data protection partner Rhiannon Webster analyse the impact of a recent European Court of Justice ruling on incumbent companies’ data practices.

18 August 2022

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