One year of Schrems II: a state of affairs for international data transfers
International data transfers have been the subject of intense debates ever since the Court of Justice issued its landmark judgement of Schrems I, on 6 October 2015.
Enforcement of Schrems II: Council of State refuses unconditional illegality of transfers to the U.S.
A recent decision of the Belgian Council of State shines a first light on the enforcement of the Schrems II ruling of the European Court of Justice in Belgium.
Digital Law Up(to)date: Out with the old – new SCCs required for new agreements
As of 27 September 2021, the old set of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) can no longer be used in agreements.
Digital Law Up(to)date: The use of the free version of Google Analytics violates the GDPR
The Datenschutzbehörde, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (DPA), found that the use of the free version of Google Analytics violated some provisions of the GDPR, and specifically the rules on international data transfers.
Digital Law Up(to)date: The European Commission publishes the draft of the Data Act
On 23 February 2022, the European Commission published its draft Data Act, i.e. a proposal for a regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data. The text is part of the European strategy for data launched by the Commission in 2020.
Digital Law Up(to)date: Clarification by the CJEU on the retention of traffic and location electronic communications data for the purpose of combating serious crime
The Grand Chamber of the CJEU confirms that EU law precludes national legislative measures which provide for the general and indiscriminate retention of traffic and location data relating to e-communications, for the purpose of combating serious crime.
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