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The European Commission clarifies its own Standard Contractual Clauses

On 25 May 2022, the European Commission released long-awaited guidance for the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) adopted in June 2021. The Commission has developed Questions and Answers...


German Court grants non-material GDPR damages following data breach

In a recent judgment, the District Court Munich I granted a data subject compensation under Article 82 GDPR for non-material damages suffered as a result of an unauthorized third-party...


Hogan Lovells’ SCC tool for international data transfers

The European Commission published a set of modernized Standard Contractual Transfers (“new SCC”) that can be relied upon in order to carry out international transfers of...


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....

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