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Weekly digest November 29 – December 5, 2021: Data volunteerism, cookie deluge, remote clinical trials, starling murmuration & privacy

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal Processes and Redress The EU Commission approved the political agreement reached between the EU Parliament and EU Member States on a European Data Governance Act. Three-way negotiations have now concluded, paving the way for final approval of the legal text. The Data Governance […]

Weekly digest November 22 – November 28, 2021 “Privacy, DP, and Compliance news in focus”

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal Processes and Redress The EU Parliament Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has adopted its position on the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The document sets not-to-do rules for companies with “gatekeeper” status and significant market capitalization in the EU, (online intermediation services, social […]

Weekly digest November 15 – November 21, 2021 “Privacy, DP, and Compliance news in focus”

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal Processes and Redress The Council of Europe strengthens its legal arsenal on disclosure of electronic evidence between governments and with service providers. A Second Additional Protocol to the “Budapest Convention“ will extend the rule of law further into cyberspace. As of today, the […]

Weekly digest November 8 – November 14, 2021 “Privacy, DP, and Compliance news in focus”

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal Processes and Redress The EU commission warned Belgium about failing to ensure full independence of its data protection authority. The Commission considers that Belgium violates Art. 52 of the GDPR, which states that the data protection supervisory authority shall perform its tasks and […]

Weekly digest November 1 – November 7, 2021 “Privacy, DP, and Compliance news in focus”

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal Processes China’s Personal Information Protection Law, PIPL, came into effect on November 1. It largely blends  the EU (GDPR) and California (CCPA) privacy rules for the handling of personal and sensitive information, including different legal bases, as well as general principles for data […]

Weekly digest October 25 – October 31, 2021 “Privacy, DP, and Compliance news in focus”

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal Processes and Redress The Administrative Court of Dusseldorf clarified a non-retroactive applicability of the GDPR. In 2016, charges were brought against the plaintiff, a decades-long civil servant for the police and secret services, for tax evasion followed by an alleged disclosure by the […]

Bring your own device and data protection

What constitutes “bring your own device” (BYOD) and what risks to GDPR compliance does it introduce? Bring your own device allows employees to use their own devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops) in the workplace but also allows them to access corporate tools from these devices. This means they are likely to carry corporate information or confidential […]

How to use legitimate interest under the GDPR?

How does the GDPR define legitimate interest? Does the legitimate interest legal base cover company interests only or can it also include third parties interests? There is no precise definition under the GDPR of what constitutes a legitimate interest and this precisely opens the room for a controller to argue that certain business activities, for […]

International Transfers of Personal Data after the Schrems II ruling

On July 16, 2020, the top court of the European Union (CJEU) issued a groundbreaking ruling on the so-called “Schrems II” case concerning  international transfers of personal data from the European Union. It was meant to deal mostly with transfers to the main EU commercial partner – the United States – but turned out to […]

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