Tag: GDPR

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.

European Regulator Announces Strategic Data Protection Objectives for Upcoming Years

On 15 December 2020, the EU data protection regulator – the European Data Protection Board – adopted its Strategy for 2021-2023, which outlines its objectives and key actions for the upcoming years. At the outset, the EDPB recalls that its strategy, as well as its work in general, are guided […]

Global Privacy Roundup: The World Beyond Europe and California

Since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation took effect in May 2018, a growing number of legislatures around the world have introduced comprehensive data protection laws that emulate the GDPR or have updated existing laws to align with it. California became the first major non-European economy to catch the GDPR wave […]

Data Protection and Brexit: Key Areas to Consider

For better or for worse: 2020 is shortly coming to an end. This means that the end of the Brexit transition period is also just around the corner. Background On December 31, 2020, the post-Brexit transitional arrangements between the EU and the UK will expire. However, the EU GDPR will […]

The GDPR and Coronavirus: What Organisations in the UK Need to Know

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has, over the course of this week, published various notes of advice and blog posts to organisations and data subjects in respect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Data Protection Post-Brexit: Business as Usual (at Least Until 2021)

The United Kingdom left the European Union at 11:00 pm on January 31, 2020. However, the UK has entered into transitional arrangements with the EU under which the existing data protection frameworks established by the GDPR, including the EU-US Privacy Shield, will continue to apply until December 31, 2020 (the period until […]

Fashion ID Case: CJEU Rules on Plug-ins and Joint Controllership

On 29 July 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down its decision in the Fashion ID case, dealing with alleged unlawful data collection through the Facebook Like button and the controllership of said data. In short, the CJEU held that websites containing embedded third-party content can […]

UK ICO Cites Inadequate M&A Data Protection Due Diligence as a Factor in Proposing $125M Breach Fine

On July 9, 2019, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) publicly announced its intent to impose a £99M (approximately $123M) GDPR fine on Marriott in connection with the discovery and notification of a data breach at Starwood. Among its justifications for the record fine, the ICO cited inadequate data protection […]

Will BA, Marriott Have to Pay UK ICO’s Huge Breach Fines? We Look at What’s Next.

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued Notices of Intent (NOI) to fine British Airways (for £183m) and US hotel group Marriott (for £99m) for breaches of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Assuming that fines are ultimately issued, these will be the first fines to be issued […]