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French Highest Court Rejects Temporary Suspension of France’s Health Data Hub; Calls for Additional Guarantees Following Schrems II

European Union, France, USA - October 19 2020 On October 13, 2020, France’s highest Administrative Court (the “Conseil d’État”) issued a summary judgment that rejected a request for the…

ICO Fines British Airways £20 Million for Security Breach

European Union, United Kingdom - October 16 2020 On October 16, 2020, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) announced its fine of £20,000,000 (approximately $25,850,000) for British…

Brazil Nominates Directors of the Brazil Data Protection Authority; Senate Approval Pending

Brazil - October 16 2020 On October 15, 2020, Brazil’s President Bolsonaro officially nominated the five Directors of the new Brazilian data protection authority (Agência…

EDPB Adopts Guidelines on Relevant and Reasoned Objection under Article 60 of the GDPR

European Union - October 15 2020 During its 39th Plenary session on October 8, 2020, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) adopted guidelines on relevant and reasoned objection…

CJEU Restricts Indiscriminate Access to Electronic Communications for National Security Purposes

European Union, United Kingdom - October 12 2020 On October 6, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down Grand Chamber judgments determining that the ePrivacy Directive…

California Attorney General Issues Third Set of Proposed Modifications to the Already Effective CCPA Regulations

USA - October 12 2020 On October 12, 2020, the California Attorney General (“AG”) issued a third set of proposed modifications to the regulations implementing the…

ICO Launches Consultation on Its Draft Statutory Guidance

United Kingdom - October 8 2020 On October 1, 2020, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) launched a public consultation on its draft Statutory Guidance (the “Guidance”)…

Belgian Data Protection Authority Releases 2019 Annual Report

Belgium, European Union - October 7 2020 On September 30, 2020, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (the “Belgian DPA”) released its 2019 Annual Report (the “Report”). Notably, 2019 was…

Hamburg DPA Issues €35.3 Million Fine on H&M

Germany - October 7 2020 On October 1, 2020, the Hamburg Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) fined Hennes & Mauritz AB (“H&M”) € 35.3 million for unlawful employee monitoring…

CNIL Publishes Updated Cookie Guidelines and Final Version of Recommendations on How to Get Users’ Consent

France - October 5 2020 On October 1, 2020, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) published a revised version of its guidelines on cookies and similar…