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02 March 2021 Laurie-Anne Ancenys
On 19 February 2021, CNIL released guidance on the use of chatbots in compliance with data protection law (the Guidelines). The CNIL notes that in order to operate the chatbots, controllers will often need to process personal data, even in the situations where no user account needs to be created or individuals would not need › Read More
26 February 2021 David Smith
News of the European Commission’s draft Decision that the UK ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the EU to the UK can only have been greeted by with a sigh of relief by businesses both in the UK and in the EU. This is the first and most important step › Read More
23 February 2021 Emma Keeling
Review reforms The UK Government commissioned John Penrose MP to undertake an independent review of UK competition policy last September. Penrose was specifically tasked with looking at potential reforms to the UK’s competition regime in the context of Covid-19 and, with the end of the Brexit transition period, the emergence of the UK as an › Read More
22 February 2021 Nigel Parker
On 10 February 2021, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published its opinions on the European Commission’s proposals for a Digital Services Act and a Digital Markets Act. The EDPS welcomes both legislative proposals and provides detailed recommendations to ensure that both proposals complement the GDPR and increase protection for fundamental rights in the EU. › Read More
15 February 2021 Jane Finlayson-Brown
On 10 February 2021, the Council of the European Union agreed on a mandate for negotiating the final text of the proposed ePrivacy Regulation (the draft ePrivacy Regulation) with the European Parliament and the European Commission. This is an important milestone in the legislative process. However, it will likely take months before the final version › Read More
10 February 2021 Dominic Long
Since the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Digital Markets Strategy in 2019 (see our alert on its 2019 priorities) it has completed many of the priority tasks it had assigned itself – including conducting a market study on online platforms and digital advertising and leading a digital markets taskforce which recommended a › Read More