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  1. Legal news
    18 October 2021
    Changing direction? UK consults reforms to its data protection law

    In September, the UK’s Department for Digital, Media, Culture & Sport (DCMS) released a consultation document about the future of data protection law in the UK. The consultation proposes a raft of changes to the UK’s ...

  2. Legal news
    06 October 2021
    Irish Data Protection Commission WhatsApp decision: what do you need to know?

    On 2nd September 2021, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) announced a decision to fine WhatsApp €225 million. The DPC concluded that WhatsApp failed to: provide required privacy information to WhatsApp users (as ...

  3. Legal news
    29 November 2018
    CNIL'S decision on vectaury – focus on consent in the mobile app AdTech context

    Vectaury is the fourth mobile centric AdTech company to be investigated by the CNIL (the French Data Protection Authority) this year. The decision (which can be found here) is an enforcement notice giving the company 3 ...

  4. Legal news
    30 July 2019
    CJEU Fashion ID Case: Thumbs down to Facebook's "Like" feature's-like-feature

    The decision (case C-210/16) deals mainly with the issue of “joint controllership” between Facebook and website operators using Facebook's 'Like' button on their website. The highest EU court decided that the operator ...

  5. Legal news
    01 June 2021
    Bird & Bird's Adtech Webinar: The impact of tracking-related changes to iOS 14.5 and other key challenges on the horizon

    With the adtech sector currently resonating with the impact of Apple’s recent changes to user tracking within iOS 14.5, with reports surfacing of up to 90% opt-out rates, we will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 26 May ...

  6. Legal news
    10 August 2021
    Interpretation of Art 27 Representative Liability under the EU GDPR

    Pursuant to Article 27 of the GDPR, organisations (i.e. controllers or processors) not established in the European Union are required to appoint a representative in the EU when they process personal data within the ...

  7. Legal news
    17 August 2021
    UK Information Commissioner consults on data transfers – including approach to EU Standard Contractual Clauses

    On 11th August 2021, the United Kingdom Information Commissioner launched a consultation on data transfers. The consultation is relevant to anyone who transfers personal data from the UK, or who provides services to UK ...

  8. Legal news
    05 January 2021
    Brexit Checklist for Technology & Communications Businesses

    The UK left the EU on January 31st 2020. As a result of the transition period in the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law will continue to apply in and in relation to the UK until the end of the transition period - scheduled to ...

  9. Legal news
    26 November 2020
    The European Commission’s proposed Data Governance Act makes trust a cornerstone of data sharing

    In February 2020, the European Commission published its European Strategy for Data which set out the Commission’s vision for a single market for data across the EU, to provide access to high quality data sets and enable ...

  10. Legal news
    17 May 2021
    The UK’s online privacy revolution for 2021 – why the Age-Appropriate Design Code is not just for child-focussed sites, and needs attention now

    On 2 September 2020, the ICO’s Age Appropriate Design Code, also referred to as the Children’s Code (the “Code”) came into force. This set the clock ticking on a 12-month transition period for organisations offering ...