Data Protection Authority

On November 5, 2021, IAB Europe announced that, in the coming weeks, the Belgian Data Protection Authority plans to share with other data protection authorities a draft ruling on the IAB EU Transparency & Consent Framework.
Continue Reading Belgian DPA Expected to Rule that IAB Europe’s Cookie Consent Framework Violates the GDPR

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth published a paper on the Draft ePrivacy Regulation, in the context of the Trilogue Discussions between the EU Commission, EU Council and EU Parliament.
Continue Reading CIPL Publishes Paper on the Draft ePrivacy Regulation to Inform Current Trilogue Discussions

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner has submitted a draft decision on Facebook Ireland Limited’s data protection compliance to other European regulators under the cooperation mechanism of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The DPC proposed a fine for infringements of the transparency obligations under the GDPR, specifically with respect to the legal basis upon which Facebook relied.
Continue Reading Irish DPC Draft Decision Permits Facebook to Rely on Contractual Necessity for Behavioral Advertising

On October 6, 2021, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth published a white paper on “Organizational Accountability in Data Protection Enforcement – How Regulators Consider Accountability in their Enforcement Decisions.”
Continue Reading CIPL Publishes White Paper on Organizational Accountability in Privacy Enforcement

On September 27, 2021, the European Data Protection Board announced that it had adopted an Opinion on the European Commission’s draft adequacy decision for the Republic of Korea. In the Opinion, the EDPB concluded that there are key areas of alignment between the EU and Korean data protection frameworks.
Continue Reading EDPB Adopts Opinion on Draft South Korea Adequacy Decision

On August 27, 2021, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner announced that the new EU Standard Contractual Clauses may be relied on to legitimize transfers of personal data from Switzerland to countries without an adequate level of data protection, provided that the necessary amendments and adaptations are made for use under Swiss data protection law.
Continue Reading Swiss DPA Recognizes the New EU Standard Contractual Clauses

On September 2, 2021, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission announced a fine of €225 million ($266 million) against WhatsApp Ireland Ltd for failure to meet the transparency requirements of Articles 12-14 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Continue Reading Irish Commissioner Fines WhatsApp €225 Million For GDPR Violations