Region: European Union

New Data Act would extend GDPR to non-personal data

Many of the protections applied to personal data under the GDPR will soon be expanded to non-personal data in a landmark legislative proposal put forward by the European Commission.

04 February 2022

Adoption as important as protection for digital ID, EDPS says

The European Data Protection Supervisor has warned that excessive standards for the prospective EU digital identity scheme could inhibit adoption, saying that a balance must be struck between security and ease of use.

03 February 2022

UK's post-Brexit data transfer regime to enter into force in March

The UK's Parliament has been presented with the country's replacement for standard contractual clauses, with the UK data regulator saying the new transfer mechanism can be used immediately.

01 February 2022

Advocate-general says member states can add extra DPO protection

A European Court of Justice advisor’s opinion leaves member states open to creating national laws covering data protection officers’ dismissals that would strengthen officers’ independence within companies.

28 January 2022

ECJ advocate-general opinion keeps PNR annulment hopes grounded

A European Court of Justice adviser has concluded that the transfer and processing of detailed information on aeroplane passengers is in accordance with the GDPR – so long as the data remains anonymised.

27 January 2022

German regulators publish expert opinion on US surveillance risk

The expert opinion will guide German regulators’ approach to the risk that personal data transferred to the US will be intercepted.

26 January 2022

Commission flags IOT competition concerns

The European Commission has flagged concerns over the competition advantages gained by the first movers in the Internet of Things due to the treasure trove of data they have managed to collect ahead of newer rivals.

25 January 2022

European Parliament agrees final DSA text

The European Parliament has given assent to the Digital Services Act, a landmark piece of legislation that will introduce a range of new obligations for tech companies and online platforms.

20 January 2022

Business models in doubt under DGA

The Data Governance Act is intended to help create a market for data intermediaries, but some of the companies supposed to act as models for this activity have poured cold water on the concept.

17 January 2022

ECJ to weigh in on DPO dismissals

The European Court of Justice is set to clarify the conditions under which data protection officers can be dismissed, following three separate referrals from the German federal labour court.

14 January 2022

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