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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...


How much can your car know about you? – EU guidelines on data protection and connected vehicles

Cars today are able to keep us permanently plugged-in, while collecting and generating increasing amounts of information as a result of their interaction with the driver, passengers,...


EU Commission calls “game over” on geoblocking by Valve gaming platform “Steam” and others
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The European Commission recently imposed fines to a hefty total of EUR 7.8 million on six video gaming organisations for “geo-blocking” conducts: Valve – the well-known...


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...


Schrems II-proof new Standard Contractual Clauses proposed by the European Commission

Right on the heels of the practical guidance issued by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) on supplemental safeguards for international data transfers and European Essential...


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....


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...


EDPB signals efforts on international data transfers as CJEU review of current tools draws near

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) recently published plans to issue its much awaited decision in CJEU case C-311/18 (also referred to as “Schrems II”) on July 16....

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