GDPR Turns 5!
To celebrate the GDPR's fifth birthday, we asked Bobbie Bickerton, an associate in the international data protection practice at Stephenson Harwood, to talk about her experience over the past five years.
Breaking news: Meta receives largest GDPR fine to date
The results from the Irish Data Protection Commission's investigation are in and it has today been announced that Meta has been fined €1.2 billion – the largest GDPR fine to date – for failures to impose appropriate safeguards on the transfer of personal data to the US.
Meta vs DPC over data-scraping breach
Meta has been granted leave by the Irish High Court to appeal a November 2022 decision by the Irish Data Protection Commission ("DPC") to impose fines totalling €265 million against Meta in connection with a major data-scraping breach involving personal data of over 500 million Facebook users.
ICO Publishes First Tech Horizons Report
The Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") has published the first of its annual Tech Horizons Reports (the "Report") which examines the implications of technological developments for privacy law in the next two to five years.
The European Commission has concluded its first review of Japan-EU mutual adequacy decision
On 23 January 2019, the European Commission adopted its adequacy decision in respect of Japan. The effect of that decision was that personal data could flow between the EEA and businesses in Japan without further safeguards, as it was determined that Japanese data protection laws ensured an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred.
13 April – A big day for the future of Meta and its EU-US transfers
On 13 April 2023, the EDPB adopted a dispute resolution decision in relation to the Irish Data Protection Commission's ("DPC") draft decision, as lead supervisory authority, against Meta, which proposed a suspension of data transfers to the US.
Spotlight on TikTok – ICO fines TikTok £12.7 million as global concerns relating to the app's security and data privacy practices continue to mount
ChatGPT banned in Italy over alleged privacy violations
On Friday, 31 March 2023, the Italian data protection regulator, the Garante, banned ChatGPT citing data privacy concerns.
The PRC announces the creation of a new data regulator
The People's Republic of China's ("PRC") parliament approved State Council reform plans on 10 March 2023, including the plans for the creation of a new data regulator. This body will work towards centralising the management of the PRC's data.