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 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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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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On July 9, 2020, the European Commission adopted a Communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions aimed to help national authorities, businesses and citizens prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31, 2020.
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