Sarah O'Brien

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The ICO offers guidance on personal data transfers to the SEC

USA - February 8 2021 On 19 January 2021, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), published a letter dated 11 September 2020, available here, explaining that personal…

Cynthia O’Donoghue.

What is the deal with EU to UK data flows, now that the transition period has ended?

European Union, United Kingdom - January 7 2021 I will keep this simple - data flows can continue freely for up to 6 months following the expiry of the transition period. Hopefully, within this…

EU-UK data flows following the Brexit transition period

European Union, United Kingdom - January 5 2021 After a long period of negotiation, the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) have reached a deal on the sharing of personal data, only a…

Cynthia O’Donoghue.

Another example of pre-ticked boxes failing to meet the standard for valid consent

European Union - November 20 2020 The CJEU has delivered another judgment to remind us that pre-ticked boxes do not constitute valid consent under the GDPR. To be valid, consent must…

So what do we mean by supplemental measures to protect data transfers?

European Union - November 19 2020 Following the famous Schrems II ruling ('famous' if you are all-consumed in data protection at least!), the EU courts have told us that if the data…