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UK ICO Updates Approach to Data Protection Regulation During Coronavirus Pandemic

David Smith

Back in April the ICO set out how it would be adjusting its regulatory approach during the coronavirus public health emergency. As well as committing to support organisations, particularly those at the frontline in providing healthcare and other vital services, through fast tracked advice and guidance the ICO indicated that, in handling the public’s complaints, Read More

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Fintech M&A: The future of dealmaking post Covid-19 coronavirus

William Samengo-Turner

After a run of high-value deals at the start of the year, fintech M&A has dramatically slowed. What will dealmaking look like in the future? For investors in the fintech market, the contrast could not have been more stark. In the first quarter of 2020, financial institutions, financial sponsors and mature fintech companies generated a Read More

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China: Technology Export Control and Beyond

Emma Keeling

As technology and IP have increasingly become the focal point of tensions between the US and China, the Chinese Government announced its amendments to the Catalogue of Technologies Prohibited or Restricted from Export (the Catalogue) on 28 August 2020. It is worth noting that China has long had a technology export control regime in place. Read More

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Schrems II – EDPB FAQs response

Jane Finlayson-Brown

Further to last week’s landmark decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Case -311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximillian Schrems (Schrems II) invalidating the EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer mechanism, European data protection regulators have been discussing their response and EU data exporters have been waiting. Read More

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French Conseil d’Etat partially annuls the CNIL’s guidelines on cookies and other tracking devices

Laurie-Anne Ancenys

The Conseil d’Etat, the French Administrative Supreme Court, (the Council) partially annuls the CNIL’s cookies guidelines, on aspects related to cookie walls, for lack of competence. The background to this decision are guidelines on cookies and other tracking devices, issued by the French supervisory authority (the CNIL), on 4 July 2019. The purpose of these Read More

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CJEU invalidates EU-US Privacy Shield framework and upholds EC Standard Contractual Clauses

Nigel Parker

On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) issued a landmark decision in Case C-311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (commonly referred to as Schrems II). The CJEU invalidated the European Commission’s (the EC) adequacy decision on the EU-US Privacy Shield and upheld the general Read More

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