EDPB 37th Plenary Session: More Guidelines To Be Released Soon (Controller-Processor, Schrems 2, Social media Marketing)

During this 37th plenary session, the Board adopted Guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor and Guidelines on the targeting of social media users. The EDPB also created a taskforce focusing complaints following the CJEU Schrems II judgement and a taskforce devoted to the supplementary measures that data exporters and importers can be required to take to ensure adequate protection when transferring data to a third country. Guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor Following a stakeholder event that took place in 2019, the EDPB understood the need for more practical guidance and allowed the Board to better understand the needs and concerns in the field. The new Guidelines is made up of two main parts: one explaining the different concepts; the other including detailed guidance on the ...
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EDPB 37th Plenary Session: More Guidelines To Be Released Soon (Controller-Processor, Schrems 2, Social media Marketing)

EDPB 37th Plenary Session: More Guidelines To Be Released Soon (Controller-Processor, Schrems 2, Social media Marketing)

During this 37th plenary session, the Board adopted Guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor and Guidelines on the targeting of social media users. The EDPB also created a taskforce focusing complaints following the CJEU Schrems II judgement and ...
The CNIL Has Issued Its First €250,000 Fine As A Lead Authority

The CNIL Has Issued Its First €250,000 Fine As A Lead Authority

By decision of 28 July 2020, the CNIL imposed a fine of €250,000 and an obligation to comply with the GDPR within 3 months of the decision, on SPARTOO, an online shoe retailer operating in 13 European countries. This is ...
Schrems II: The EDPB Released a FAQ Awaiting its Guidance on the CJEU Judgment

Schrems II: The EDPB Released a FAQ Awaiting its Guidance on the CJEU Judgment

On 23 July 2020, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) released a FAQ on the consequences of the CJEU\'s judgement of 16 Juley 2020 (Schrems 2) This judgment invalidates the Privacy Shield, an EU-US data transfer mechanisms, and conditions the validity of the Standards contractual clauses ...
The EDPB is Working on Guidance Following the CJEU Judgment Schrems II

The EDPB is Working on Guidance Following the CJEU Judgment Schrems II

During its 34th plenary session that took place on 20 July 2020, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted the following documents: a statement on the CJEU’s ruling in Facebook Ireland v Schrems in which it states that it is ...
CJEU – Schrems: Did the CJEU just prohibit all personal data transfers to the US?

CJEU – Schrems: Did the CJEU just prohibit all personal data transfers to the US?

By a judgment of 16 July 2020 (Case C‑311/18 – Schrems 2), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) upholds the decision of the European Commission adequacy decision on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) but declares the Privacy ...
Germany-Antitrust Law: Facebook’s Wrongful GDPR Practice Hinders Competition

Germany-Antitrust Law: Facebook’s Wrongful GDPR Practice Hinders Competition

By a decision of 23 June 2020, the German Federal Supreme Court provisionally confirms the allegation of abuse of a dominant position by Facebook because its users were not given the choice over the level of personalisation of their Facebook experience, which entails the collection of data from ...