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Making the most of health data: Commission publishes proposal for a European Health Data Space

European Union - May 10 2022 On 3 May 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for a regulation on the so-called European Health Data Space (EHDS), after a previous…

Dr. Michael Ramb, Dr. Katharina Reinhardt, Philipp Roos

Stimulating a competitive data market and data-driven innovation: What is the impact of the new Data Act?

European Union - March 4 2022 On 23 February 2022, the European Commission officially published its draft of the forthcoming Regulation on ensuring fairness in the allocation of…

Rikki Haria, Vera Ibes, Uta Itzen, Ole Schley

German court rules: CEO to be held personally liable for data privacy violations

European Union, Germany - March 1 2022 In a recent German case, a court decided that a CEO was personally liable for a data privacy breach after they hired a detective to investigate…

Rhea Dennis

GDPR enforcement: Freshfields’ recap of the last six months

European Union, Luxembourg - October 28 2021 EU data protection authorities continue to actively enforce the GDPR. Enforcement has increased sharply during the last six months, with many data…

Geoff Nicholas, Giles Pratt, Rhodri Thomas, Julia Utzerath

New guidance on contractual safeguards for data transfers under the new standard contractual clauses

European Union, United Kingdom - October 20 2021 After the ‘Schrems II’ decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in July 2020, data protection authorities (DPAs) across the EU…

Giles Pratt, Philipp Roos