Data Protection Authority

On November 26, 2020, the French Data Protection Authority announced that it imposed a fine of €2.25 million on Carrefour France and a fine of €800,000 on Carrefour Banque for various violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Article 82 of the French Data Protection Act governing the use of cookies.
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On November 18, 2020, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth submitted its response to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China on the Draft Personal Information Protection Law.
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On November 12, 2020, somewhat in the shadow of the new standard contractual clauses for data transfers to recipients outside the European Economic Area, the European Commission also adopted draft standard contractual clauses to be used between controllers and processors in the EEA.
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On November 12, 2020, the European Commission published a draft implementing decision on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries pursuant to the GDPR, along with its draft set of new standard contractual clauses. This blog entry provides key takeaways on the draft decision.
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On November 11, 2020, the European Data Protection Board published its long-awaited recommendations following the Schrems II judgement regarding supplementary measures that may be implemented to ensure the adequate protection of personal data when transferring the data to third countries.
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On November 10, 2020, Hunton Andrews Kurth will host a webinar examining the data protection considerations that arise on the UK’s departure from the EU. The UK’s Brexit transition period ends on December 31, 2020, and it is not clear whether the EU will formally recognize the UK’s data protection regime as ‘adequate.’ What does this mean for companies’ plans to update their data transfer mechanisms? Is adequacy the holy grail it is widely believed to be? What other issues must be considered? Is there still time?

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On October 22, 2020, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton Andrews Kurth submitted its response to the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (“DCMS”) call for views and evidence on its review of representative actions under Section 189 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”). Section 189 requires the UK government to review the operation of the representative action provisions of the DPA and provide a report to Parliament by November 25, 2020.

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