European Commission proposes regulation to address forthcoming application of current e-privacy rules to OTT communication apps
The draft regulation would allow over-the-top (OTT) communication apps to continue using voluntarily technologies to detect, report to law enforcement authorities, and remove child sexual abuse material online when they become subject to the existing e-privacy rules, from 21 December 2020.
Colombian data protection authority orders Google to comply with national data protection law
Poland to amend cybersecurity legislation to introduce risk assessment of technology suppliers to telecoms industry
The Polish government is consulting on draft legislation that would exclude from the market high-risk suppliers of telecoms equipment. Telecoms operators would be obliged to remove from their networks within five years the equipment acquired from those suppliers.
EU Digital Economy Weekly Report
This week’s edition features stories about new draft guidelines by the European Data Protection Board on the targeting of users by social media platforms and on the concepts of data controller and processor in the GDPR, and the opinion by an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU on whether a taxi app in Romania should be classified as a transport service or an information society service. The report also lists events taking place this week.
UK intends to regulate cybersecurity of consumer IoT products
The UK government was consulting until 6 September 2020 on a proposal to regulate the cybersecurity of consumer internet of things (IoT) products sold in the UK. If approved, the proposal will ensure that security requirements are built into such devices already at the design stage.
European Commission to explore a new framework for EU-US data transfers
The Commission is discussing with the US a new framework for transatlantic data transfers following the invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield decision by the Court of Justice of the EU, commented commissioner for justice Didier Reynders in front of the European Parliament Civil Liberties (LIBE) committee. The Commission further aims to finalise by end of 2020 the modernisation of the standard data protection contractual clauses(SCCs) for international data transfers under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).