Focusing on the latest digital trends and risks and developments in the field of data protection, privacy, information and cyber law.

Are UK employers right to be testy about Covid-19? Key considerations on mandatory workplace testing

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

Schrems II Update – EU-US to intensify new Privacy Shield talks, US Congressional Research Service issues new report and German DPA applies Schrems II

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

Schrems II: French Conseil d’Etat provides insight into sufficient safeguards for EU personal data accessed from the US

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

EU – EDPB plenary session update

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

Data Protection Post-Brexit: Where are we now and what happens next?

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

EU – The Presidency of the Council of the EU releases the first compromise proposal on the Data Governance Act

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