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07 May 2021 Nigel Parker
On 27 April 2021, the supervisory authority of Portugal (CNPD) issued a resolution that required the National Institute of Statistics (INE) to suspend, within twelve hours, the transfer of data collected as part of the 2021 census surveys to the US or any other third country without adequate data protection. The CNPD specifically referred to › Read More
23 April 2021 Nigel Parker
On 21 April 2021, the European Commission published its Proposal for a Regulation on a European approach for Artificial Intelligence (the draft AI Regulation). The press release can be found here. The proposal differs substantially from the draft version that was leaked last week. Risk-based approach The draft AI Regulation follows a risk-based approach, differentiating › Read More
19 April 2021 Nigel Parker
On 14 April 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) announced the outcomes of its 48th plenary session held on 13 April 2021. The EDPB adopted two opinions on the draft UK adequacy decisions in relation to data transfers based on the GDPR and the Law Enforcement Directive (the LED). The EDPB confirms the conclusions › Read More
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