On December 12, 2022, at the “POLITICO Live” event sponsored by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership, speakers from both sides of the Atlantic were optimistic that the new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework will withstand an anticipated legal challenge.
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On November 25, 2022, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission released a decision fining Meta Platforms, Inc. €265 million for a 2019 data leak involving the personal information of approximately 533 million Facebook users worldwide.
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On November 22, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union determined in a preliminary ruling that the general public’s access to information on beneficial ownership constitutes a serious interference with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data, enshrined in Articles 7 and 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Human Rights.
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On November 30, 2022, the UK government confirmed that the Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018 will be strengthened to protect essential and digital services against cyber attacks.
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On November 25, 2022, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and the UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom, issued a joint statement setting out how they intend to work together to “ensure coherence between the data protection and the new online safety regimes.”
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On November 23, 2022, the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced that it had completed its assessment of South Korea’s personal data legislation, and concluded that sufficiently strong privacy laws are in place to protect UK personal data transferred to South Korea while upholding the rights and protections of UK citizens.
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