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European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) published on 16 November 2018 the long-awaited Guidelines 3/2018 on the territorial scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). As those with even a...
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In a decision based directly on the GDPR, a German court recently prohibited collection of broad categories of personal data during the process of registration of internet domain names. If...
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Responding to the request by the German Federal Administrative Court, the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) gave on 5 June 2018 its preliminary ruling in the proceedings between...
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The EU Standard contractual clauses (“SCCs”) have been the most frequently used means for data transfers outside the EU. Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”), which comes...
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On 5 September 2017, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights issued its judgment in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania (Application no. 61496/08). The judgment will have an...
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On 10 January 2017 the European Commission issued its proposal of ePrivacy Regulation (“ePrivacy Regulation”), laying down rules for the protection of privacy and personal data within the context of electronic communications...
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On 21 December 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued another remarkable ruling on data retention (Joined Cases C-203/15 (Tele2 Sverige AB v. Post- och telestyrelsen)...
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Last September, the European Commission issued its proposal for a Directive establishing the European Electronic Communications Code(“ECC”). The ECC aims at updating EU’s regulatory framework for electronic communications (“EC Regulatory Framework”)...
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On 12 July 2016, the European Commission formally adopted a new scheme for trans-Atlantic data flows – the European Union – United States Privacy Shield. The scheme includes some important improvements...
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The European Commission and the US reached a deal on transatlantic transfer of personal data on 2 February 2016. For the time being it is only a political agreement which...
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