General Data Protection Regulation

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

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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

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France – CNIL releases guidance on data protection aspects of chatbots

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

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UK Adequacy: Good News From The European Commission But Might There Be A Bumpy Road Ahead?

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

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EU – EDPS publishes opinions on European Commission’s proposals for a Digital Services Act and a Digital Markets Act

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

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UK Competition and Markets Authority refreshes digital markets strategy

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

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