Region: Luxembourg

Amazon faces first European privacy class action

A Dutch NGO has warned it will file a class action lawsuit against Amazon on behalf of over five million customers if the company does not agree to compensate them for unlawfully collecting and processing their data.

27 June 2023

Catching up on cookies: regulatory guidance outside the EU

Morrison Foerster partner Alja Poler De Zwart and of counsel Marijn Storm compare key cookie regulation concepts in EU and non-EU countries.

05 June 2023

Luxembourg set to reform retention law

Draft Luxembourg legislation is designed to adapt the country’s mass data retention framework to recent European Court of Justice rulings.

31 January 2023

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

Luxembourg GDPR certification scheme moves closer to finish line

GDR has learned that Luxembourg plans to implement a raft of EDPB-suggested updates to a proposed nationwide certification scheme, marking the pan-European body’s first adoption of an opinion on a nationwide GDPR certification scheme.

09 February 2022

GDPR restricts beneficial ownership data use, advocate-general says

In an opinion that could restrict the dissemination of corporate ownership data, a European Court of Justice adviser has said the GDPR and fundamental rights laws should prevent member states from forcing the disclosure of any information that is not specifically ordered to be made available under EU law.

24 January 2022

Amazon appeals against record GDPR fine

Amazon is fighting a €746 million fine issued by the Luxembourg data watchdog over its personal data processing activities – a record figure which could form the grounds of the company’s appeal.

18 October 2021

Luxembourg DPA issues second-highest fine

The Luxembourg privacy watchdog has issued a €135,000 fine to an un-named life insurance provider.

07 October 2021

Interest groups drive blockbuster Big Tech fines

Luxembourg’s record-breaking €746 million Amazon GDPR fine is the latest example of NGOs sparking some of the EU’s most significant cases against online platforms.

03 August 2021

Amazon ordered to pay record GDPR fine

The Luxembourg privacy watchdog has slapped Amazon with the largest fine under European privacy regulation to date – but the company plans to fight the decision.

30 July 2021

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