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

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

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

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

Penrose review of competition policy-digital proposals form part of the recipe-book

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