Region: European Union

ECJ to hear more access right questions

A German court has referred a series of questions on the scope and enforceability of access rights to the European Court of Justice.

29 November 2022

Google loses another global right to be forgotten appeal

The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that the national privacy regulator has the power to issue global delisting orders, but recognised this might lead to conflict with national laws of foreign jurisdictions.

28 November 2022

EDPB denies responsibility for policing tax data transfers

The EU’s top data protection body has said that it is up to member states to address concerns over the transatlantic transfer of data on individuals liable to pay US taxes.

25 November 2022

ECJ limits beneficial ownership register access

The European Court of Justice has said the general public should not be able to access public registers of beneficial ownership, in a move that severely restricts the dissemination of corporate ownership data and could complicate due diligence and investigations.

22 November 2022

Future EU class actions could enforce a blend of data laws

The Representative Actions Directive could see multiple pieces of legislation brought together in single private enforcement cases, a European Commission official has said.

21 November 2022

Draft EU-US adequacy agreement due in December

Officials involved in the crafting of a new adequacy agreement in the wake of the Schrems II decision have said they expect to have a draft for consideration by the official bodies before the end of the year, with a final decision to be made in spring 2023.

17 November 2022

Lawmakers make last bid for stronger commission in AI Act

As negotiations over the AI Act enter the final stretch, EU lawmakers are pushing for even stronger powers for the European Commission and an enhanced body to oversee the implementation of the rules.

17 November 2022

Law firms advocate risk-based approach to data transfers

In a rare joint paper, DLA Piper and Clifford Chance have pushed back against the current approach taken by EU data regulators to third-country data transfers, advocating instead for a proportionate and risk-based approach.

16 November 2022

EDPS says upcoming product cybersecurity requirements need clarification

The European Data Protection Supervisor has said the relationship between proposed EU rules on cybersecurity requirements for digital products and existing data protection legislation needs to be clarified.

15 November 2022

European Parliament passes NIS2 Directive

The European Parliament has given its approval to the second Network and Information Security Directive, paving the way for greater harmonisation of cybersecurity rules across the EU.

11 November 2022

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