National Data Strategy: The UK’s Data Revolution

On 9 September, the UK Government published a National Data Strategy which places data at the core of the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The UK Government aims to ensure that companies and organisations can use data to drive digital transformation and innovation and boost growth across the UK economy. This new strategy comes … Read more

German Regulator Publishes Schrems II ‘Checklist’

The Baden-Württemberg data protection authority (“LfDI”) has issued guidance to controllers and processors following the Schrems II judgement.  The guidance includes helpful, practical tips which entities can take with respect to their current and future international transfers. Whilst aimed primarily at organisations subject to the jurisdiction of the LfDI, the guidance may be helpful for … Read more

SCHREMS II FALLOUT CONTINUES: NEW SCCS AND EDPB GUIDANCE COMING SOON

On 3 September 2020, members of the European Parliament together with Max Schrems, the Commissioner for Justice and the Chairwoman of the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) met to discuss the future of EU-US data transfers in light of European Court of Justice’s (“ECJ”) decision in Schrems II. Read more

The new DIFC Data Protection Law: are you ready for compliance by 1 October 2020?

The new DIFC Data Protection Law (No. 5 of 2020) (the “DPL”) and Data Protection Regulations (the “Regulation”) came into force on 1 July 2020, replacing Data Protection Law (No. 1 of 2007) (the “Old Law”). The DPL adopts best practice standards from around the world and is consistent with OECD Guidelines and EU regulations, … Read more

Schrems II: Reaction from European Regulators and Technology Companies Suggest an Uncomfortable Road Ahead for Transatlantic Data Transfers

To recap, last week, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled that the Privacy Shield is invalid and placed significant emphasis on the due diligence which exporting controllers, recipients and supervisory authorities are expected to undertake in relation to transfers of personal data to third countries which are governed by the Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”).  … Read more

Data Class Actions: the threat to business

Our Data Class Actions team has today published an article about the future of class actions in the August 2020 issue of PLC Magazine. The article first appeared in the August 2020 issue of PLC Magazine. The article follows the Supreme Court’s decision in Various Claimants v WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc (Morrisons) – the first … Read more