On October 29, 2020, the non-governmental organization co-founded by privacy activist Max Schrems, None of Your Business, announced it can now file representative actions and claim damages on behalf of consumers for violations of various laws regarding consumer protection (including data protection law) in Belgium.
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Join us on November 5, 2020, for a webinar with representatives from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and the French Data Protection Authority to explore the latest developments on cookie guidance and compare their respective approaches. This blog entry provides a link to register.
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On October 13, 2020, France’s highest administrative court issued a summary judgment that rejected a request for the suspension of France’s centralized health data platform, Health Data Hub.
Continue Reading French Highest Court Rejects Temporary Suspension of France’s Health Data Hub; Calls for Additional Guarantees Following Schrems II

On October 6, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down Grand Chamber judgments determining that the ePrivacy Directive does not allow for EU Member States to adopt legislation intended to restrict the scope of its confidentiality obligations unless they comply with the general principles of EU law.
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Join us on October 14 for a webinar with OneTrust on AI technology. Anna Pateraki and Nathalie Laneret will discuss how the GDPR regulates AI, the key questions to consider for AI/GDPR compliance and how best to implement accountable AI practices within your organization.
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On October 1, 2020, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office launched a public consultation on its draft Statutory Guidance, which provides an overview of the ICO’s powers and how it intends to regulate and enforce data protection legislation in the UK, including its approach to calculating fines.
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