Region: European Union

ECJ advisers clarify scope of access rights

ECJ advisers have said in separate cases that subject access rights mostly do not entitle individuals to obtain copies of documents containing personal data, and that individuals can request information about processing that occurred before the GDPR came into effect.

15 December 2022

Comparative analysis of the proposed Chinese standard contract and EU standard contractual clauses

Rohan Massey, David Chen, Christopher Foo and Pauline Tang of Ropes & Gray analyse and compare key international transfer documents in the EU and Chinese data protection regimes.

14 December 2022

Commission clears Privacy Shield replacement

The European Commission has proposed that an adequacy agreement be granted to the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, the first step towards reopening transatlantic data flows – but activist groups have already said that they will challenge the final product.

13 December 2022

ECJ strengthens right to be forgotten

The European Court of Justice has said search engine operators have an obligation to delist results containing inaccurate information, but that it is up to individuals seeking to enforce their right to be forgotten to prove the content is inaccurate.

08 December 2022

EDPB adopts binding decisions on three Meta fines

European Data Protection Board decisions in cases against Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp could cost parent company Meta billions of euros in fines.

06 December 2022

Stakeholders voice concerns over proposed EU-US AI road map

The EU-US Trade and Technology Council has heard from stakeholders concerning the legislative and business challenges of implementing global tech standards as it prepares a transatlantic AI risk management framework.

06 December 2022

Data Changemakers: Evelyn Austin

Netherlands-based Bits of Freedom director Evelyn Austin says policy development should move towards “public-private-civic” partnerships, and that litigation efforts might be needed to remove some of the barriers faced by civil society working on mitigating the harms caused by large platforms.

02 December 2022

Israel proposes special treatment for EEA data

In an attempt to safeguard its EU adequacy assessment, the Israeli government has proposed additional obligations for recipients of EU data in the country.

01 December 2022

Industry launches renewed attack on proposed EU cloud rules

A consortium of industry bodies has urged EU authorities to reconsider new rules for the procurement of cloud services, warning that the measures could conflict with international agreements and Brussels’ own rules.

01 December 2022

Navigating binding corporate rules: Updated requirements in the EU and UK

The gap between the updated EU and UK binding corporate rules requirements appear to be widening, say Morrison Foerster's Alex van der Wolk, Marijn Storm and Laura Stewart.

01 December 2022

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