Region: European Union

How UK data protection reform could affect the life sciences sector

Covington & Burling’s Sam Jungyun Choi and Paul Maynard unpack the impact of the UK’s planned data reforms on the life sciences industry.

07 July 2022

DSA and DMA passed by European Parliament

The European Parliament has voted through the Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act – the final step in a comprehensive overhaul of the bloc’s regulation of data and big tech.

05 July 2022

Dutch regulator’s legitimate interest interpretation under further fire

The European Commission reportedly urged the Dutch data regulator to change its strict and controversial stance on legitimate interest.

04 July 2022

Data Changemakers: Estelle Massé

Access Now’s Europe legislative manager and global data protection lead Estelle Massé says more dialogue is needed between civil society and industry about the fundamental rights that underpin compliance.

01 July 2022

EU ends Insurance Ireland probe with data access remedies

The European Commission has accepted Insurance Ireland’s commitments to facilitate greater access to its claims information database, ending a three-year antitrust investigation into the association’s alleged discrimination against non-members.

01 July 2022

Commission rejects GDPR implementation criticism

The European Commission has rejected claims that it does not collect sufficient information about Ireland’s implementation of the GDPR.

24 June 2022

ECJ upholds PNR processing

The European Court of Justice has cleared Belgian law that implements the controversial PNR Directive, but nonetheless set out rigorous requirements for its use.

21 June 2022

Policymakers on what’s next for EU data protection enforcement

Members of the European Commission and Parliament have shared their views on the future of the GDPR in the EU and beyond – including harmonisation, regulatory cooperation, and the need to review the legislation.

20 June 2022

EDPS calls for centralisation

Wojciech Wiewiórowski has called for a “pan-European model” to counter issues with GDPR enforcement, and proposed the creation of a body dedicated to handling the most significant cross-border investigations.

17 June 2022

“DPAs are just too shy” – Commission advisor

A European Commission advisor has encouraged individuals to take failing national regulators to court in a debate over effective enforcement of the GDPR.

16 June 2022

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