digital economy regulation

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    Get concise, easy-to-understand updates on the EU's digital single market strategy. A single source of alerts and reports on EU data protection and e-privacy rules, and other data protection regimes worldwide. Get in-depth, impartial intelligence on topics like the EU-US Privacy Shield and the EU rules on the free flow of data, their context and implications.
    Track regulators’ responses to cyber risks with updates on the implementation of the EU cybersecurity rules and other topics. Coverage of regulatory developments (e.g. on access to data, liability) impacting new technologies such as AI and IoT services. Follow national and European rules on the taxation of digital businesses, and on the relationship between online platforms and users (business users and consumers).
    Follow the latest developments in consumer protection around digital content, products and services. Monitor EU and national initiatives on the taxation of digital businesses Get an overview of regulation that seeks to foster the development of e-Commerce in Europe

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latest intelligence

Analysis of European Commission adequacy decision on EU-South Korea personal data transfers
23 January 22 Sebastian Naste

This flash provides an analysis of the adequacy decision between the European Union and South Korea adopted by the European Commission on 17 December 2021. Since that date, personal data can flow without restrictions between the EU and South Korea.

EU Digital Economy Weekly Report
23 January 22 Elisar Bashir

This week’s edition features an EU timeline of key regulatory developments foreseen at EU level until mid-2022 and an update of Cullen International’s Legislation Navigator on the draft Digital Markets Act. The report also lists events taking place this week.

French privacy authority imposes €150m and €60m fines on Google and Facebook
23 January 22 Marianna Mattera

Teaser: The French data protection authority (CNIL) sanctioned Google and Facebook for making it easier to accept cookies than to refuse them, which is in violation of the ePrivacy Directive. CNIL imposed €150m and €60m fines to Google and Facebook respectively.

Use of Google Analytics violates GDPR, says Austrian data protection authority
20 January 22 Javier Huerta Bravo

The Austrian data protection authority (DPA) decided that the use of Google Analytics is not in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Other European DPAs could follow suit as a taskforce was established within the European Data Protection Board to ensure close cooperation among DPAs assessing identical complaints.

EU Timeline
19 January 22 Javier Huerta Bravo

This edition of Cullen International’s EU Timeline highlights key regulatory developments foreseen at EU level until mid-2022.

Canadian DPAs ordered Clearview AI to stop collecting and sharing images
18 January 22 Carolina Limbatto

Three Canadian provincial DPAs ordered the facial recognition company Clearview AI to comply with recommendations set out in the joint investigation with the OPC in February 2021.

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