Oct / Nov / Dec Data Wrap: A snapshot of key regulatory developments

In a last-minute addition to this Data Wrap, after nearly three years of discussions and negotiation, political agreement has finally been reached in relation to the EU’s AI Act – the first major comprehensive regulation specifically in relation to artificial intelligence.  While the text is not yet available, the key elements of the agreement are … Read more

European Commission publishes final Standard Contractual Clauses

Seven months after the European Commission published its draft new Standard Contractual Clauses for data transfers between EU and non-EU countries (the “Draft SCCs“) for consultation (see our blog post here (the “Draft SCCs Blog“)), they have now published a finalised set of Standard Contractual Clauses (“Final SCCs“) with little fanfare (available here). It should … Read more

EU Commission releases regulatory proposal to increase trust in AI

Key takeaways The European Union Commission released its long awaited proposed regulation of artificial intelligence on 21 April 2021 (see press release here), which sets out a risk-based approach to regulation designed to increase trust in the technology and ensure the safety of people and businesses above all. The regulation has extra-territorial scope meaning that … Read more

Happy International Data Privacy Day: Our predictions for 2021

Happy International Data Privacy Day! And what better day than today, to explore what 2021 is likely to have in store for data and privacy? Almost three years after the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, and now 28 days since the UK GDPR replaced it in the UK following Brexit, data … Read more

EDPB and ICO respond to the Brexit data transfer window

As most in the data community are aware, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the “Brexit Deal”) was agreed on Christmas Eve and provides for an interim period (up to a maximum of six months ending on 30 June 2021) whereby data transfers from Europe to the UK will not be treated as transfers to … Read more

European Commission publishes new draft Standard Contractual Clauses for consultation

Hot on the heels of the EDPB’s guidance on ‘supplementary measures’ with respect to international data transfers as a result of the Schrems II judgment (for further details see our blog post here), the European Commission has now published its long-awaited draft new Standard Contractual Clauses (the “New SCCs”) for consultation. Legal Background Chapter V … Read more

EDPB ISSUES SCHREMS II GUIDANCE ON ENSURING COMPLIANCE FOR DATA TRANSFERS

The Schrems II judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union (read our blog post here) raised the bar for transfers of personal data to third countries by making clear that where Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”) are being used, a level of due diligence needs to take place before any transfer can be … Read more