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    Get concise, easy-to-understand updates on the EU's digital policy, as well as the main policy and regulatory developments in the Americas. A single source of alerts and reports on data protection and privacy rules in the EU and the Americas, and initiatives on international transfers of personal data. Policy and regulatory initiatives shaping the data economy in Europe.
    Track regulators’ responses to cyber risks with updates on the implementation of the EU cybersecurity rules as well as specific cybersecurity strategies in the Americas. Coverage of regulatory developments impacting technologies such as cloud, AI and IoT. Follow initiatives specifically targeting digital platforms.
    Follow the latest developments in consumer protection around digital content, products and services. Get an overview of regulation that seeks to foster the development of e-Commerce in Europe and the Americas.

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latest intelligence

Update on fines by French privacy authority against big tech for breaching cookie rules
06 February 23 Elisar Bashir

The French data protection authority, CNIL, fined Microsoft, Apple and TikTok respectively with €60m, €8m and €5m in December 2022 for breaching the provisions on cookies. The companies did not properly obtain the consent of users or did not allow them to refuse consent as easy as providing it.

Chile adopts Fintech Law
06 February 23 Catalina Diaz Granados

Chile publishes new fintech law regulating technology-intensive financial services and creating an open banking system.

EU Digital Economy Weekly Report
05 February 23 Javier Huerta Bravo

This week’s edition features stories about an update on the future EU-US data privacy framework; Google’s commitments to address concerns by European consumer protection authorities; a report by European data protection authorities reflecting a common approach on cookie banners; a step towards the adoption of the draft e-Evidence Regulation; and an update of Cullen International’s 5G security Benchmark. It also lists events taking place this week.

EU commissioner for justice confident that future EU-US data transfers framework will withstand legal challenge before EU’s top court
05 February 23 Sebastian Naste

Speaking in the European Parliament, Didier Reynders, European commissioner for justice, said he was optimistic that the future EU-US data privacy framework (DPF) will withstand any legal challenge before the EU’s top court. In his opinion, the DPF is not just an evolution of the former EU-US privacy shield agreement, but a “very different” data transfer tool.

Google commits to changes in its services to better protect consumers
05 February 23 Olha Hruba

Following a coordinated investigation launched by the EU Consumer Protection Cooperation Network, Google committed to address the concerns raised by consumer protection authorities regarding some of its services. The company has already implemented most commitments.

It is for EU countries to establish relationship between GDPR remedies, EU’s top court rules
02 February 23 Javier Huerta Bravo

The Court of Justice of the EU found that the remedies foreseen in the GDPR can be exercised “concurrently with and independently of each other” within the same EU country. However, contradictory decisions by national courts would put into question the GDPR’s objective of ensuring a consistent application of its provisions across the EU.

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