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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Adtech’s compliance theatre is headed to Europe’s top court

Adtech’s compliance theatre is headed to Europe’s top court

For those watching the slow motion unpicking of surveillance advertising in the European Union here’s a fresh development on the long and winding road to a long-overdue legal reckoning: Multiple grounds for appeal lodged by industry body, the IAB Europe, against a breach finding earlier this year against its self-proclaimed “best practice” framework for obtaining […]

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Europe’s health data reuse plan needs some surgery, say privacy supervisors

Europe’s health data reuse plan needs some surgery, say privacy supervisors

A proposal put forward by European Union lawmakers in May, to establish a legal framework to make it easier to share electronic health records and other medical data — across borders and care institutions; and with researchers and developers of innovative health products — should be revised to ensure citizens’ health data is stored locally, […]

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