EU Newsletter

Portuguese Presidency of the Council gives first views on the EU Data Governance Act
EU Newsletter · 25. February 2021
On February 22, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU unveiled its first draft paper on the EU Data Governance Act, proposal which is currently also debated in the European Parliament

EDPS suggests including a complete ban on targeted advertising in the DSA
EU Newsletter · 22. February 2021
The Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act seek to provide a safe and transparent online environment, and the EDPS believes there should be “additional measures” to protect individuals online.

UK to receive adequacy decision from the EU on data protection
EU Newsletter · 19. February 2021
The EU Commission plans to deem the U.K. an "adequate" third country, meaning data can continue to flow across borders despite its exit from the EU. The decision will allow for the continued transfer of data between the EU and U.K

Council agrees its position on ePrivacy rules
EU Newsletter · 15. February 2021
On February 10th, 2021, member states agreed on a negotiating mandate for the Council on the e-privacy regulation. These updated ‘ePrivacy’ rules will define cases in which service providers are allowed to process electronic communications data or have access to data stored on end-users’ devices.

EP stance on credit servicers and credit buyers directive and trilogue discussions
EU Newsletter · 12. February 2021
Mid-January 2021, the ECON Committee of the European Parliament finally adopted the report from MEP Esther de Lange on the proposed directive on credit servicers and credit buyers.

EBA Guidelines on payments moratoria
EU Newsletter · 08. February 2021
The European Banking Authority has renewed its guidelines on legislative and non-legislative moratoria taking into account the impact of the second COVID-19 wave and the related government restrictions in many EU Member States.

FEBIS Regulatory Committee starts 2021 with a dense program of EU issues
EU Newsletter · 01. February 2021
FEBIS Regulatory Committee, which is open to all FEBIS members, has already started 2021 with a very dense agenda program on the EU & Regulatory front. During calls held every fortnight, FEBIS Regulatory Committee members agreed on a number of key Roadmap issues on which they will concentrate for the first part of 2021 and also reacted to a never-ending intense EU legislative production.

European Parliament ITRE Committee timetable on EU Data Governance Act
EU Newsletter · 01. February 2021
According to the latest calendar updates of the European Parliament, the Industry Committee of the EP (ITRE) intends to adopt the report from MEP Angelika Niebler on the EU Data Governance Act on 1st July 2021

UK Competition and Markets Authority research and consultation on the impact of algorithms
EU Newsletter · 24. January 2021
The CMA has published new research on algorithms, showing how they can reduce competition in digital markets and harm consumers if they are misused.

EDPB and EDPS adopt joint opinions on new sets of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs)
EU Newsletter · 22. January 2021
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) have adopted joint opinions on two sets of standard contractual clauses (SCCs), one opinion on the SCCs for contracts between controllers and processors and one on the SCCs for the transfer of personal data to third countries.

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