Region: Luxembourg

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

Watchdog attacked over extraterritorial enforcement refusal

Luxembourg’s data regulator faces a pair of lawsuits from a prominent NGO over its refusal to investigate US-based companies due to their lack of establishment in the EU.

01 February 2021

GDPR prevents US bank data transfer

A Luxembourg court won’t allow a Swiss bank subject to a US international tax investigation to disclose a client’s bank data to US prosecutors.

13 July 2020

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