On May 11, 2023, at a plenary session, the European Parliament voted to adopt a resolution on the adequacy of the protection afforded by the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework which calls on the European Commission to continue negotiations with its U.S. counterparts with the aim of creating a mechanism that would ensure equivalence and provide the adequate level of protection required by EU data protection law.
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On February 14, 2023, in a Draft Motion for a Resolution on the adequacy of the protection afforded by the proposed EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs urged the European Commission not to adopt the Framework, on the basis that it “fails to create actual equivalence” with the EU in the level of data protection that it provides.
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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 2, 2022, the ICO issued the UK Department for Education with a formal reprimand following an investigation into the sharing of personal data stored on the Learning Records Service, a database which provides a record of pupils’ qualifications that the DfE has overall responsibility for.
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