In our Alert Memorandum of 19 July 2022 (available here), we outlined the European Commission’s (the “Commission”) proposal for a regulation on the “European Health Data Space” (the “Regulation” or the “EHDS”). The proposal, which was published in May 2022, is the first of nine European sector- and domain-specific data spaces set out by the Commission in 2020 in the context of its “European strategy for data”.Continue Reading EHDS – The EU Parliament formally adopts the Provisional Agreement: Key Takeaways and Next Steps

On March 7, 2024, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) handed down its judgment in the IAB Europe case, answering a request for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the Brussels Market Court.[1]  The case revolves around IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework (“TCF”) and has been closely monitored by the AdTech industry ever since the Belgian DPA investigated and subsequently imposed a 250,000 euro fine on IAB Europe for alleged breaches of GDPR and e-Privacy rules back in 2022.[2]Continue Reading EU Court of Justice confirms earlier case law on broad interpretation of “personal data” and offers extensive interpretation of “joint controllership”, with possible broad ramifications in the AdTech industry and beyond

Quantum technology is seen as having the potential to revolutionize many aspects of technology, the economy and society, including the financial sector. At the same time, this technology represents a significant threat to cybersecurity, especially due to its potential to render most current encryption schemes obsolete.Continue Reading Quantum Computing and the Financial Sector: World Economic Forum Lays Out Roadmap Towards Quantum Security

On May 22, 2023, the Irish Data Protection Commission (the “DPC”) published its decision on Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (“Meta”).[1] The decision has wider implications for any company that routinely transfers personal data from the EEA to third countries, in particular, to the US.Continue Reading Key Takeaways from the Irish Data Protection Commission’s decision on Meta Data Transfers

On July 10, 2023, the European Commission officially adopted its adequacy decision for the new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (“DPF”), concluding that the U.S. ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the EU to U.S. organisations participating in the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework.[1] This allows EU organizations to freely transfer personal data that is subject to the GDPR to participating organizations in the U.S.Continue Reading EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

On December 13, 2022, the European Commission (“Commission”) formally launched the process to adopt an adequacy decision for the EU – U.S. Data Privacy Framework and proposed a draft adequacy decision concerning personal data transfers to the U.S. (available here).Continue Reading The Draft Adequacy Decision on the EU-US Data Privacy Framework

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has opened a consultation on new draft guidance on monitoring at work (the “Draft Guidance”).  The Draft Guidance applies in both the private and public sectors in respect of any worker, a term which is used to include employees as well as non-employee workers, independent contractors and volunteers.
Continue Reading UK ICO Issues Draft Guidance on Monitoring at Work

Today, after over two years of detailed negotiations, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities (the “Order”)  outlining steps the U.S. will take to implement its commitments under the European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, originally announced by President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in March of 2022 (as previously discussed here).[1]
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On May 3, 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for a regulation on the “European Health Data Space”.

The EHDS is a talismanic European healthtech initiative that could revolutionize access to a deeper pool of EU-wide health data and unlock significant tech, AI and data analytics innovation.  As a core part of the Commission’s