On March 25, 2022, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo issued a joint statement announcing that the negotiations on an enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework will intensify. In addition, in a speech given in Brussels, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyden, and U.S. President Biden indicated that they have found an agreement on data flows between the EU and U.S.
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On August 11, 2021, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office launched a consultation on its draft international data transfer agreement and guidance for organizations on international transfers. Once finalized, the agreement will replace the existing EU Standard Contractual Clauses in the UK.
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The Austrian data protection authority recently published a decision finding that the use of Google Analytics cookies violates both Chapter V of the GDPR, which establishes the rules on international data transfers, and the Schrems II judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
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The CNIL recently published guidelines on the re-use of personal data by data processors for their own purposes (such as product improvement or development of new products and services) under the GDPR. We have outlined key takeaways from the Guidelines in this blog post.
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The European Data Protection Supervisor recently issued a decision against the European Parliament in a case that resulted from a complaint submitted by certain Members of the European Parliament who alleged that the Parliament’s use of cookies violated data protection law, including requirements regarding the transfer of personal data outside of the EU.
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On December 21, 2021, the European Commission announced that it had adopted its adequacy decision on the Republic of Korea. The adequacy decision allows for the free flow of personal data between the EU and Korea, without any further need for authorization or additional transfer tool. The adequacy decision also covers transfers of personal data between public authorities.
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