The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth recently published a white paper on “Bridging the DMA and the GDPR – Comments by the Centre for Information Policy Leadership on the Data Protection Implications of the Draft Digital Markets Act.” This blog entry provides highlights on the paper.
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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.
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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.
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On September 10, 2021, the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport launched a consultation on its proposed reforms to the UK data protection regime to reflect DCMS’s effort to deliver on Mission 2 of the National Data Strategy. The consultation will close on November 19, 2021, and CIPL will consult with members to prepare a formal response to the consultation.
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On June 28, 2021, the European Commission adopted two adequacy decisions for the United Kingdom, one under the GDPR and another under the Law Enforcement Directive. Their adoption means organizations in the EU can continue to transfer personal data to organizations in the UK without restriction, and will not need to rely upon data transfer mechanisms, such as the SCCs, to ensure an adequate level of protection.
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Earlier this month, the Belgian Data Protection Authority released its 2020 Annual Report, which showed the Belgian DPA’s focus on the supervision of initiatives to fight the COVID-19 pandemic involving data processing, while not losing sight of its other priorities outlined in its Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
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On June 4, 2021, the European Commission published the final version of the implementing decision on standard contractual clauses for transfers of personal data to third countries under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, as well as the final version of the new standard contractual clauses.
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