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Weekly digest May 16 – 22, 2022: cookie-walls, US governmental inquiries, cross-border transfers, AI for hackers

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Official Guidance: ‘cookie-walls’, US governmental inquiries, cross-border data transfers The French regulator CNIL published its first evaluation criteria on ‘cookie walls’ or ‘pay walls. All the principles of the GDPR remain applicable to the processing of data related to the use of cookie walls. […]

Weekly digest May 9 – 15, 2022: UK data protection reform, and dark patterns invalidating consent

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal Processes: UK data protection reform Last week in the Queen’s Speech it was announced that the UK’s data protection regime will be reformed through the introduction of the Data Reform Bill, dataprotectionlawhub.com reports. The Bill’s purpose is to “create a trusted UK data […]

Weekly digest May 2 – 8, 2022: DPO dismissals, shareholders, athletes privacy, passwordless future & more

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal Processes and Redress: DPO dismissals, Connecticut privacy draft law, EU Health Data Ius Laboris blogpost explains when data protection officers have special protection from dismissal. Art. 38(3) of the GDPR expressly states that the data protection officer shall not be dismissed or penalised […]

Weekly digest April 25 – May 1, 2022: class actions authorised in EU data protection cases

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from the press and analytical reports. Legal Processes and Redress: consumer data class actions, digital content and services, CCPA & CPRA The ECJ ruled that consumer protection associations may bring representative actions against infringements of personal data protection. Such class action may be brought independently of the specific infringement […]

Weekly digest April 18 – 24, 2022: business and human rights in the activities of tech companies

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Official Guidance: business and human rights in the activities of tech companies, relaxed covid measures, regulators’ annual analytics Privacy International, (PI), submitted its input to the forthcoming report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the practical application of the UN Guiding […]

Weekly digest April 11 – 17, 2022: France’s CNIL to simplify investigation and enforcement of minor cases

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal Processes: CNIL investigation and enforcement, EDPB procedural rules  The French data protection authority CNIL announced a reform of its corrective procedures: towards simplified investigation and enforcement actions. A simplified procedure was created in particular for less complex cases. This reform will allow the […]

Weekly digest April 4 – 10, 2022: EU data governance, digital products security, US law enforcement outreach & privacy

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal Processes and Redress: EU data governance, traffic and location data, consumer rights, hospitals The EU Data Governance Act, approved by the Parliament on April 6, promises to boost data sharing in the EU so that companies and start-ups will have access to more […]

Weekly digest March 28 – April 3, 2022: EU crypto-asset transfers to be traced and identified, with some exceptions

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal Processes: crypto-asset transfers, Belgian DPA’s independence EU lawmakers backed tougher rules for tracing transfers of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, Reuters reports. Now the EP as a whole should vote on it during the plenary session in April. Companies that transfer crypto-assets would need […]

Weekly digest March 21 – March 27, 2022: EU and US reach preliminary data transfer agreement, but experts have doubts

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal processes: new EU-US data transfer deal, Digital Markets Act, China’s algorithmic rules The EU and US have announced a new preparatory data transfer deal, seeking to end the legal uncertainty in which thousands of companies found themselves after the CJEU threw out two […]

Weekly digest March 14 – March 20, 2022: smart contracts, AI bias, password managers & privacy

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Official Guidance: smart contracts, DPO, AI risk management, GDPR cooperation The Spanish data protection authority AEPD analyzed smart contracts. Smart contracts are algorithms that are stored in a blockchain and that execute automated decisions. The very nature of the smart contract, when applied to […]

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