data protection

Data protection: Commission adopts adequacy decisions for the UK

  The Commission has today adopted two adequacy decisions for the United Kingdom – one under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the other for the Law Enforcement ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

European Commission adopts new tools for safe exchanges of personal data

On the 4th of June, the European Commission adopted two sets of standard contractual clauses, one for use between controllers and processors and one for the transfer of personal ... Read More

Large-scale online investment fraud network with hundreds of victims across Europe

On 11 May 2021, a large criminal network involved in investment fraud and money laundering was dismantled as a result of a cross border operation supported by Europol and ... Read More
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Court orders Belgium to end coronavirus measures due to insufficient legal basis

A Belgian court has ordered the federal government to end all its coronavirus measures within 30 days because it failed to establish a proper legal basis for them, local ... Read More
European Commission

Improving the working conditions in platform work; Q&A

The European Commission has published Questions and Answers about improving the working conditions in platform work. Why does the European Union need an initiative on platform work? The platform ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

Value of GDPR fines shows dramatic increase in 2020

European Union (EU) regulators have imposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fines of €272.5m (£242.6m/$330.5m) to date, €158.5m of them since 28 January 2020, in a sign that regulators ... Read More

Brexit: Extended period for personal data freely flow

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ico), the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights, has issued a statement in response to UK Government’s announcement on the extended period ... Read More
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Cookies penalty: AMAZON EUROPE CORE, GOOGLE LLC and GOOGLE IRELAND LIMITED fined multimillion euros

The French data protection authority, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), has issued today two announcements to inform about the imposition of fines to AMAZON EUROPE CORE, ... Read More

Brexit: What’s happening and what comes next?

It’s been a hectic year in news, with the coronavirus pandemic and the US presidential election dominating the headlines. Brexit deadlines have come and gone, but now it’s fair ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR non-compliance: Multinational clothes retailer fined more than €35 million

Clothes retailer H&M has been fined more than €35 million in relation to employee record-keeping practices – the highest financial penalty imposed in Germany to-date in relation to non-compliance ... Read More
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