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Show-me: Spanish Data Protection laws shaken by the Supreme Court

Spain - September 15 2021 By the end of the 2018, the Spanish Parliament belatedly completed the framework provided by EU’s GDPR approving a new Data Protection Act. Following…

Australia: Consumer Data Right pipeline to cast a wide net

Australia - September 14 2021 With the implementation of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) in the banking sector (known as ‘Open Banking’) well under way, the release of…

Government publishes consultation on post-Brexit data reforms

United Kingdom - September 10 2021 The government has today published its eagerly awaited Consultation Paper on Reforms to the UK Data Protection Regime - ‘Data: A New Direction’…

Ireland / Europe: DPC’s record GDPR fine has implications for calculation of GDPR fines and regulatory expectations around transparency rules

Ireland - September 6 2021 On 2 September 2021, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) announced it has imposed a €225 million administrative fine against WhatsApp Ireland…

UK: ICO rules regarding the online privacy of children enter into force

United Kingdom - September 2 2021 The Age Appropriate Design Code (“Code”), a new statutory Code of Practice published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), enters into…

Government unveils plans for post-Brexit global data transfer regime

Global - August 26 2021 Following Brexit, the UK now has the ability to adopt its own decisions in relation to adequacy for personal data transfers. Today, the government…

China’s PIPL has finally arrived, and brings helpful clarification (rather than substantial change) to China’s data privacy framework

China - August 23 2021 In good news for organisations handling personal information, China’s Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”) was finalised on 20 August 2021…

UK: First-Tier Tribunal considers first fine imposed by the ICO under the GDPR and slashes the amount by two thirds

United Kingdom - August 19 2021 On 17 December 2019, the ICO issued the first administrative fine under the GDPR (known as a monetary penalty notice in the UK), alongside an…

UK: ICO opens consultation on its updated international data transfer guidance and tools

United Kingdom - August 12 2021 On 11 August 2021, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a public consultation on its draft international data transfer agreement…

Considerations on embedding the new standard contractual clauses in IT contracts

European Union - August 3 2021 On 4 June 2021, the European Commission released the final version of the new Standard Contractual Clauses (new SCCs) (see our blogpost (here). This…