Region: European Union

CV-Online Latvia: complicating database right enforcement

Toby Bond at Bird & Bird in London analyses a European Court of Justice opinion that could affect companies’ use of database rights to protect their information assets.

21 January 2021

Jelinek and Wiewiórowski call for SCC improvements

The EU’s most senior data protection regulators have urged the European Commission to improve its new proposed standard contractual clauses for international data transfers.

18 January 2021

GDPR extraterritorial lawsuit shut down by English court

A High Court judge has refused to allow a businessman to sue California-based online publication Forensic News and several journalists under the GDPR.

18 January 2021

ECJ could make database rights harder to enforce

A senior adviser to the European Court of Justice has recommended an interpretation of EU database law that would make it more difficult for companies to prevent the harvesting and re-use of their data.

15 January 2021

Facebook Belgium: door left open for GDPR enforcement jostling

Data protection authorities in any EU country can take companies to court for cross-border GDPR infringements – but only in a specific set of circumstances, according to a significant European Court of Justice opinion released today.

13 January 2021

The Digital Services Act: Unpacking the European Commission’s reform of the EU digital economy

Linklaters partners Tanguy Van Overstraeten and Guillaume Couneson and associate Richard Steppe dive into the wide-ranging implications of the new draft Digital Services Act.

12 January 2021

Irish Twitter fine looks set to stay despite objections

Despite facing harsh criticism from regulators and privacy activists, Ireland’s GDPR Twitter fine seems likely to go unchallenged.

07 January 2021

Brexit deal gives UK adequacy reprieve

An interim arrangement agreed as part of the Brexit deal means data will continue to flow unhindered from the EU to the UK for up to six months.

04 January 2021

Irish Twitter fine reveals EDPB enforcement split

An Irish decision to impose a €450,000 GDPR data breach fine on Twitter has revealed stark differences in approaches to data protection enforcement across Europe.

15 December 2020

GDPR immaterial damages claims: a fight destined for the ECJ

With momentum building behind mass data claims in Europe, European Court of Justice intervention may be necessary to clarify whether individuals can recover GDPR damages for non-financial harm.

15 December 2020

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