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CHINA: Draft SCCs Released - Time to Focus on Overseas Data Transfers

China - July 1 2022 The China draft SCCs have been published, but may not provide the easy approach to cross border transfers of Mainland China personal data we have…

ITALY: the Garante aligns with CNIL and DSB holding that the use of Google Analytics leads to unlawful transfer of Personal Data

European Union, Italy - June 27 2022 The Italian privacy authority, the Garante, deemed that the use of Google Analytics results in unlawful transfers of personal data to the United…

FRANCE: The CNIL provides further insights following its formal notices against the use of Google Analytics

European Union, France - June 13 2022 Since our last post, the French Supervisory Authority (the “CNIL”) has published a Q&A and a post on June 7, 2022 regarding Google Analytics, where…

UK: ICO publishes AI and Data Protection risk Toolkit

United Kingdom - June 9 2022 The UK ICO has published its AI and data protection risk toolkit (the “Toolkit“). The Toolkit is designed to provide practical support to…

Ireland: Employers can now process Data Subject Access Requests without advice of health service providers

Ireland - June 8 2022 On 8 March 2022, The Data Protection Act 2018 (Access Modification) (Health) Regulations 2022 (“the 2022 Regulations”) came into force, revoking and…

Hong Kong: Newly published Model Contractual Clauses

Hong Kong - June 1 2022 Organisations engaging in cross border transfers of personal data may now rely on the Recommended Model Contractual Clauses (RMCs), recently…

Europe: One step closer towards the adoption of NIS2

European Union - June 1 2022 Once adopted, NIS2 will replace the current Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (“NIS Directive”). NIS2 will introduce a number…

NOYB open letter on the new EU - US data deal

European Union, USA - May 24 2022 Max Schrems, through his organisation, ‘My Privacy is None of your Business’ (“noyb.eu”) has issued an open letter to U.S. and EU officials about the…

Europe: EDPB Guidelines on calculation of fines under GDPR - a case of evolution, not revolution?

European Union - May 23 2022 A draft set of EDPB guidelines on the calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR is likely to lead to some further consistency among…

UK: Data Reform Bill: post-Brexit data reforms

European Union, United Kingdom - May 10 2022 Today, through the Queen’s Speech, the UK Government has set out its legislative program for the next Parliamentary term. The speech outlined 38…