Region: European Union

EDPS: EU data strategy may fail without new ePrivacy law

European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski has warned that the EU’s plans for a wide-ranging data strategy may not succeed without completed ePrivacy updates.

18 June 2020

UK adequacy woes deepen

The head of the European Data Protection Board has cast further shadow over the UK’s hopes of achieving adequacy when it leaves the EU.

16 June 2020

Multimillion-euro Google right to be forgotten case escalates

Sweden’s data protection authority has hit back at Google’s appeal against a €7 million fine for failure to comply with delisting requests – in a dispute which may prompt the European Court of Justice to rule on the functioning of the one-stop-shop.

12 June 2020

EDPB hits out at Clearview

The European Data Protection Board has cast doubt on whether European law enforcement agencies can legally use controversial facial recognition database company Clearview AI.

11 June 2020

EU single market for data one step closer to reality

EU efforts to create a data strategy and infrastructure which can compete with US and Asian technology giants are beginning to take shape.

08 June 2020

ECJ to review data protection collective actions

The German Federal Court of Justice has referred questions to Europe’s highest court about how consumer protection organisations can file lawsuits on behalf of data subjects.

29 May 2020

Planet49 cookies saga ends

Germany’s highest court has found against online lottery provider Planet49, in a ruling which implements a landmark European Court of Justice decision on cookie consent.

28 May 2020

Ireland hits back at Schrems’ Facebook collusion claims

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has denied Max Schrems pressure group NOYB’s accusations that the regulator held secret meetings with Facebook in the lead up to the GDPR.

27 May 2020

Irish enforcer bares its teeth against tech giants

Following months of criticism over its lengthy investigations, Ireland’s data protection watchdog has filed a draft decision against Twitter with European authorities – with multiple separate probes of several Facebook platforms at an advanced stage.

22 May 2020

UK adequacy decision in doubt

A UK adequacy decision looks more unlikely than ever after the EU’s top Brexit negotiator slammed the UK government’s insistence on lowering existing data protection standards.

21 May 2020

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