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International data transfers under scrutiny: German DPAs launch joint multi-state audits

At the beginning of the year, the German data protection authorities (DPAs) announced that they would take joint action to enforce the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the ...


The European Commission issues Schrems II-proof Standard Contractual Clauses to allow global dataflows

Following the coming into effect of the GDPR three years ago and in light of last year’s Schrems II decision, the European Commission has adopted a new set of Standard Contractual...


EU Digital Services Act: what will it mean for cloud services?
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In December 2020, the European Commission published the highly anticipated draft proposals for the Digital Services Act. The Digital Services Act introduces an updated set of obligations...


EDPB & EDPS adopt joint opinion on new transfer SCCs

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) weigh in on the new Standard Contractual Clauses proposed by the European Commission (EC) for...


German court drastically reduces GDPR fine

Germany has seen a couple of record GDPR fines since the German Data Protection Authorities (DPA) issued their guidance paper on how to measure GDPR fines in October 2019. One of these DPA...


EDPB issues comprehensive Schrems II guidance, including supplemental measures for data transfers

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued its long-awaited practical guidance following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) landmark Schrems II decision....


Germany: New case-law on immaterial damages for GDPR infringements

When it comes to infringements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the first thing that comes to mind are proceedings and fines imposed by the data protection authorities....


SCCs: EU authorities' stance on EU data exports in wake of Schrems II

The Court of Justice of the European Union recently held in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (Schrems II) that standard contractual clauses are...


Schrems II: Privacy Shield invalidated and Standard Contractual Clauses under scrutiny

The Court of Justice of the European Union today invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield and called into question the extent to which EU data exporters could rely on the European...

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