Europe’s top court chalks up more strikes against bulk data retention

Europe’s top court chalks up more strikes against bulk data retention

Yet more strikes against general and indiscriminate data retention in the EU: The bloc’s top court has issued a couple of rulings on joined cases today — one related to a German law on telecoms data retention which had been challenged by Deutsche Telekom and ISP SpaceNet; and another finding fault with the French state’s […]

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Advisor to Europe’s top court backs antitrust watchdogs looking at privacy

Advisor to Europe’s top court backs antitrust watchdogs looking at privacy

A non-binding opinion issued today by an influential advisor to the Europe Union’s top court could foreshadow a major regional development at the intersection of privacy and competition regulation — or ‘privacy vs competition’ as it’s sometimes narrowly framed. The opinion follows a referral to the Court of Justice (CJEU) related to an appeal by […]

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Sensitive data ruling by Europe’s top court could force broad privacy reboot

Sensitive data ruling by Europe’s top court could force broad privacy reboot

A ruling put out yesterday by the European Union’s top court could have major implications for online platforms that use background tracking and profiling to target users with behavioral ads or to feed recommender engines that are designed to surface so-called ‘personalized’ content. The impacts could be even broader — with privacy law experts suggesting […]

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Meta’s first human rights report is largely self-congratulatory

Europe’s top court unblocks more GDPR litigation against Big Tech

A ruling by the European Union’s top court today is set to unblock a raft of litigation brought by consumer protection organizations seeking to apply the bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standard against tech giants such as Facebook and Twitter over issues like whether they gather properly informed consent to process people’s data. In […]

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EU-US trans-Atlantic data transfers ‘deal in principle’ faces tough legal review

EU-US trans-Atlantic data transfers ‘deal in principle’ faces tough legal review

The political agreement reached late last month between the European Union and the United States on a new trans-Atlantic data transfers pact, which aims to end years of legal uncertainty for businesses exporting data from the bloc, is not yet a done deal. The deal in principle faces scrutiny in the coming months once the […]

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