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Privacy News 09/07/2021

Privacy News 09/07/2021

European Union EDPB adopts guidelines on code of conduct, virtual voice assistants, and concepts of data controller and processor The EDPB announced, on 8 July 2021, that it had adopted Guidelines on Codes of Conduct as a tool for transfers, Guidelines on Virtual Voice Assistants, and Guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor. According to the EDPB, the main purpose of the...

Privacy News 02/07/2021

Privacy News 02/07/2021

European Union Commission adopts positive UK adequacy decisions The European Commission announced, on 28 June 2021, that it had adopted two adequacy decisions for the United Kingdom, one under the GDPR and one under the Data Protection Directive with respect to Law Enforcement. The Commission highlighted that, among other decisive factors, the UK's data protection system continues to be based on...

Privacy News 25/06/2021

Privacy News 25/06/2021

European Union EDPB adopts final version of recommendations on supplementary measures The EDPB announced, on 21 June 2021, that it had adopted, on 18 June 2021, the final version of its Recommendations 01/2020 on measures that supplement transfer tools to ensure compliance with the EU level of protection of personal data. The recommendations, which were first adopted in November 2020, following...

Privacy News 18/06/2021

Privacy News 18/06/2021

European Union CJEU adresses application of "one stop shop" mecanism The CJEU released, on 15 June 2021, its judgment in Facebook Ireland Ltd, Facebook Inc., Facebook Belgium BVBA v. Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit, in which it responded to the Belgian Court of Appeal's request for a preliminary ruling in relation to the effect of the application of the 'one-stop shop' mechanism provided for by...

Privacy News 11/06/2021

Privacy News 11/06/2021

European Union Commission opens infringement procedure regarding independence of Belgian DPA The European Commission announced, on 9 June 2021, that it had opened infringement proceedings against Belgium on the independence of its Data Protection Authority. In particular, the Commission highlighted that the Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, had sent a letter in March 2021 which outlined...

Privacy News 04/06/2021

Privacy News 04/06/2021

European Union Commission adopts new SCCs for exchanges of personal data The European Commission announced, on 4 June 2021, that it had adopted two sets of SCCs, one for use between controllers and processors and one for the transfer of personal data to third countries. The Commission highlighted that the SCCs reflect the requirements under the GDPR and take into account the CJEU judgment...