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31 March 2021 Benjamin Scrace
In guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care, the UK government encourages private employers to provide Covid-19 coronavirus testing to their workers: “We want as many employers as possible to sign up to regularly test their employees”. Before implementing a workplace testing programme, UK employers should consider carefully whether their approach is › Read More
29 March 2021 Nigel Parker
In the past weeks, there have been a number of developments related to the consequences of the European Union Court of Justice (CJEU) decision in Schrems II. The most noteworthy developments are summarised below. Intensified talks on enhanced EU-US Privacy Shield framework On 25 March 2021, the EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders and the › Read More
26 March 2021 Laurie-Anne Ancenys
On 12 March 2021, the Conseil d’Etat, the highest administrative court of France, issued a decision that might have significant impact on personal data transfers to third countries in the aftermath of the Schrems II decision of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU). The Counseil d’Etat dismissed an interim relief claim filed by healthcare › Read More
15 March 2021 Nigel Parker
On 10 March 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published a press release about its 46th plenary session held on 9 March 2021. We look at some of the highlights below. Statement on proposed ePrivacy Regulation The EDPB raises concerns regarding several core provisions of the proposal for the ePrivacy Regulation adopted by the › Read More
11 March 2021 Emma Keeling
The UK has left the EU, the transition period is over, the UK and EU have agreed a new Trade and Cooperation Agreement, so what now for data protection? We look at the key consequences of Brexit for data protection and the practical impact for organisations: What law applies? What must businesses do to allow › Read More
08 March 2021 Jane Finlayson-Brown
On 22 February 2021, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (the Presidency) released the first compromise text of the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European Data Governance (the Data Governance Act). The compromise text was discussed at the meeting of the Working Party on › Read More