Region: European Union

Poor resourcing and lack of harmonisation hobble OSS

European regulators have called for an overhaul of the one-stop-shop mechanism, saying that citizens are being badly served by inconsistencies of approach between authorities and a lack of guidance from Brussels.

17 March 2022

CNIL head: one-stop-shop speed should be prioritised over "culture of consensus"

Marie-Laure Denis has said European data protection authorities should move away from emphasising regulatory consensus in their decision-making, and decrease the time it takes to enforce against GDPR breaches.

17 March 2022

Final deal on the horizon for DMA while DSA agreements lag

Digital Markets Act negotiations are making progress, but finding compromises between the European Parliament and Council on the Digital Services Act is proving more difficult.

16 March 2022

EU and UK launch twin Meta and Google probes

The UK and EU competition watchdogs have formalised parallel investigations into an online advertising agreement between Meta and Google that came to light in an ongoing US antitrust probe.

14 March 2022

Commission addresses adtech data issues in DMA

Leaked documents reveal that the European Commission is considering further refining the limits placed on gatekeepers’ use of data for targeted advertising.

11 March 2022

ECHR warned of right to be forgotten censorship risk

Counsel to the publisher of newspaper Le Soir has told the European Court of Human Rights’ Grand Chamber that upholding a Belgian court’s order to anonymise an article could set a “dangerous precedent” and amount to censorship.

09 March 2022

Sanctions breed uncertainty for data

With new waves of sanctions coming thick and fast from Western governments, data and cloud providers are working under the fog of war.

08 March 2022

EDPB weighs in on settlements

The EDPB has put together a set of internal guidelines that data regulators can use to amicably resolve disputes between data subjects and companies – but the process may not be a reliable alternative to enforcement action or court cases.

07 March 2022

DSA discussions stall over algorithms and targeted ads

Debates over the Digital Services Act are still stuck at the settling of general principles, but Brussels lawmakers remain optimistic that progress is not far off.

28 February 2022

EU consults on insurance data-sharing commitments

Insurance Ireland has offered to make access to its data-sharing platform available to non-members on a fair and nondiscriminatory basis, as it looks to address competition concerns raised by the European Commission.

28 February 2022

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