Category: European Commission

The “European Commission” category provides a comprehensive exploration of the European Union’s regulatory landscape, particularly in the context of data privacy and protection legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This category features a diverse array of informative posts, offering businesses, professionals, and individuals essential insights and best practices for understanding and navigating the regulatory initiatives and directives put forth by the European Commission.

EU-Wide Data Regulations and Digital Single Market The category delves into the European Commission’s initiatives for shaping EU-wide data regulations and the digital single market, providing valuable insights into the red thread behind these regulatory efforts and their implications for businesses operating within the EU.

EU-US Data Privacy Framework and Impact Posts within this category explore the EU-US data privacy framework and its adoption, shedding light on the impact of transatlantic data transfers and the evolving regulatory landscape, offering businesses essential guidance for compliance and strategic decision-making.

Schrems II Ruling and International Data Transfers The category addresses the implications of the Schrems II ruling on international transfers of personal data, offering valuable insights into the regulatory challenges and considerations for businesses engaged in cross-border data flows.

Blockchain and Various Technologies under the GDPR Posts within this category provide an in-depth exploration of the European Commission’s approach to regulating blockchain  under the GDPR, offering businesses essential insights into the evolving regulatory landscape and its impact on innovative technologies.

By engaging with the insightful content in this category, businesses, professionals, and individuals can gain a deeper understanding of the European Commission’s regulatory initiatives and their implications for data privacy and protection. The “European Commission” category is an essential resource for any stakeholder invested in understanding and navigating the regulatory directives and frameworks put forth by the European Commission.

Making sense of new EU-wide data regulations, the red thread behind the digital single market

A multitude of new regulations are either in the ordinary legislative procedure or already in force. These include the Data Act, the Data Governance Act, the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, the Cyber-Resilience Act, European Health Data Space Regulation, the Artificial Intelligence Act. Data regulations in the European Union (EU) are becoming more […]

EU-US Data Privacy Framework Adopted

This afternoon, the European Commission has adopted an adequacy decision for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. This decision finds that the United States provides an equivalent level of data protection to that of the European Union, enabling the safe and unrestricted flow of personal data from the EU to U.S. companies under the new framework. EU […]

EU-US data transfers: US Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities and the impact on organizational GDPR compliance.

It is no longer news that EU-US data transfers have become increasingly challenging given the invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework in 2020. Since then, companies have had to rely on standard contractual clauses and in other cases, data subjects have had to give consent for such transfers to happen knowing the risk of […]

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 […]

Blockchain & DLT under the GDPR explained to the European Commission

Today, I had the opportunity to present the key issues of Blockchain & DLT under the GDPR to a delegation of the European Commission in Berlin. Below is a summarised version of the issues I presented. 1. Is the Opinion 05/2014 by Working Party 29 still valid? Article 29 Working Party issued comprehensive guidance on […]

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