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European Commission publishes draft UK adequacy decisions

European Union, United Kingdom - February 24 2021 On 19 February 2021, the European Commission (EC) published two draft adequacy decisions for the transfer of personal data to the UK, one under the…

UK-EU Trade Agreement and IP Rights

European Union, United Kingdom - January 12 2021 However, the changes introduced as a result of Brexit stem not from the Trade and Cooperation Agreement which the EU and the UK signed on 30 December…

Brexit and Intellectual Property Rights

European Union, United Kingdom - December 21 2020 A European Trade Mark (EUTM) registration covers all EU Member States. However, from 1 January 2021, an EUTM will no longer extend to the UK. On 1…

DPC and Guidelines on COVID-19 contact tracing

Ireland - October 5 2020 The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published guidelines for businesses who must collect contact details from customers, to assist them in…

CJEU declares the EU-US Privacy Shield to be invalid

European Union, Ireland, USA - July 23 2020 In a landmark judgment delivered on 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) upheld the validity of Standard Contractual…