Region: European Union

MEPs propose spyware moratorium

The European Parliament committee investigating the use of spyware has called for a moratorium on the use of the technology until a firmer regulatory and supervisory regime can be established.

24 January 2023

EDPB report bemoans state of EU public cloud procurement

The EDPB has named a lack of bargaining power on the part of public authorities as one of the factors pushing those bodies towards unfavourable and possibly illegal cloud service solutions.

23 January 2023

ECJ case may create “significant” insolvency hurdles

A recent European Court of Justice referral could influence the debate over the tradability of data, with insolvency lawyers raising concerns that the case could restrict the ability of creditors to satisfy claims over databases.

20 January 2023

EDPB reaches cookie consensus

The EDPB has published an overview of acceptable practice for cookie banners, following a year in which millions of euros of fines have been handed out for misbehaviour in the space.

18 January 2023

Finnish court sends questions about oral disclosure of data to ECJ

A Finnish court has referred questions on the scope of processing in the context of oral disclosures of data and the possibility of harmonising the right of access.

17 January 2023

ECJ to hear questions on impact of GDPR on debt collection

A Polish court has asked the ECJ whether processing principles under the GDPR could prevent the sale of databases containing non-consenting individuals’ personal data in debt collection proceedings.

16 January 2023

ECJ confirms broad scope of access rights

The European Court of Justice has confirmed controllers must reveal the specific recipients of any data they shared in their responses to access requests, unless it is impossible or excessive to do so.

12 January 2023

Further details of EDPB/DPC split emerge

European data protection authorities said Ireland constrained cooperation between watchdogs on the Meta advert targeting investigation.

12 January 2023

DPC finalises Meta inquiries with €390 million in fines

The Irish data regulator has said Meta cannot rely on a contract as legal basis for personal data processing for behavioural advertising, and criticised an EDPB direction to open fresh investigations into other issues.

04 January 2023

Microsoft to roll out EU data localisation in the new year

Microsoft will start a phased rollout of its ‘EU Data Boundary’ from 1 January to public sector and commercial customers.

15 December 2022

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