Tag: European Commission

European Commission Issues UK Adequacy Decisions

On 28 June 2021, the European Commission issued two adequacy decisions in respect of the UK – one under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or EU GDPR) and another under Directive (EU) 2016/680 (the Law Enforcement Directive).

The European Commission Adopts New Standard Contractual Clauses

The European Commission has adopted today the long-awaited new sets of Standard Contractual Clauses: one for use between controllers and processors in the EU/EEA and one for the transfer of personal data to third countries.

EU’s Artificial Intelligence Regulation – Tough Tests for Smart Products

EU proposal extends product safety, data protection and cybersecurity concepts to groundbreaking AI regulation What has happened? The European Commission has finally published its much-anticipated proposal for a broad regulation to cover the use of artificial intelligence in the EU. This is a world-first – no other jurisdiction has yet […]

European Data Protection Board Publishes Opinions on European Commission’s Draft UK Adequacy Decision

The European Commission published on February 19, 2021 its draft decision granting data protection adequacy status to the UK under Article 45(3) of the GDPR. Once published, the European Commission submitted the draft decision to the European Data Protection Board for its review, which has just issued two opinions: Opinion […]

European Commission Proposes Stricter, More Encompassing Cybersecurity Obligations for Companies

The last months of 2020 saw impressive legislative activity by the European Commission, as it rolled out proposals for several regulations (namely, the Data Governance Act, the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act), as well as proposed new Standard Contractual Clauses for international data transfers (expected to be […]

The European Commission Publishes Draft UK Adequacy Decision

What has happened? The European Commission has published its draft decision on February 19, 2021 granting data protection adequacy status to the UK under Article 45(3) of the GDPR. The draft decision is currently under review by the European Data Protection Board, which will issue its opinion (not binding) in […]

Brexit: Good News Regarding Transfers of Personal Data from the EEA to the UK

What has happened? The draft UK-EU post-Brexit Trade Deal provides that transfers of data to the UK from EU Member States will not be treated as “restricted transfers” to a non-EU country for a period of up to six months from January 1, 2021. This will also apply to transfers to […]

Regulating Big Data – European Commission Introduces Data Governance Bill

The European Commission published on November 25, 2020 a proposal for a Regulation on European Data Governance, also dubbed the Data Governance Act. It is one of several incoming pieces of legislation proposed at the EU level (including the Digital Services Act, expected in early December) in order to accomplish […]

European Parliament Debates the Impact of Schrems 2 on EU-US Data Transfers

On 3 September 2020, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (the LIBE Committee) held a debate with the EU Commission, the European Data Protection Board and Max Schrems himself to discuss the impact of the Court of Justice of the European Union judgment in the […]