Region: European Union

Criticism of “vague” Data Governance Act continues

The first law forming the EU’s ambitious data strategy has come in for criticism by members of European Parliament – in large part over the lack of clarity about what the legislation is for, echoing earlier concerns within the European Commission.

17 March 2021

MEPs slam UK adequacy deal

Members of European Parliament have hit out at the European Commission’s decision to declare the UK’s data protection regime as equivalent to the EU’s.

16 March 2021

European Commission to probe adtech economics

The European Commission’s communications department is set to scrutinise the adtech ecosystem, GDR has learned.

15 March 2021

Data retention rears its head again

A long-running battle in the EU over data retention has flared up again, following rulings out of the bloc’s top court late last year.

12 March 2021

EU data bosses push back on Data Governance Act

The EU’s two most senior data protection regulators have hit out at the bloc’s proposed new data-sharing law, in what looks increasingly likely to turn into a turf war for control of data policy in Europe.

11 March 2021

EU TikTok user data possibly accessed in China, Dixon says

European TikTok users’ data may be open to access by engineers in China after it is transferred to the US, Irish data regulator Helen Dixon revealed today.

10 March 2021

UK adequacy decision: end goal in sight

After years of wrangling over Brexit and the terms of the withdrawal agreement, recent squabbles over the importing of vaccines, shellfish and even ham sandwiches have made the issue of UK-EU equivalence a testy subject. As such, the European Commission’s recent UK adequacy decision is encouraging for the data community, says Kim Roberts of King & Spalding.

05 March 2021

Draft SCC clash with Irish law reaches European Commission

The European Commission and Ireland’s data regulator are both investigating whether the wording of the proposed new standard contractual clauses could cause complications when used under Irish law.

25 February 2021

Vestager defends Digital Markets Act

Margrethe Vestager has defended the European Commission’s proposed Digital Markets Act and its provisions on data "gatekeepers".

24 February 2021

Analysing the ePrivacy Regulation

Osborne Clarke Madrid partner Rafael García del Poyo unpacks the recent EU Council draft ePrivacy Regulation.

24 February 2021

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