Tag Archives: European Data Protection Board (EDPB)

South Korea – EDPB adopts an opinion on the Commission’s draft adequacy decision

On 24 September 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued its opinion on the European Commission’s (EC) draft adequacy decision in respect of South Korea. On 16 June 2021, the EC launched the procedure for the adoption of an adequacy decision for South Korea under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which would allow free transfers of … Continue Reading

The European Data Protection Board adopts guidelines on codes of conduct as a tool for transfers

During its 51st plenary session on 7th July 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted guidelines on codes of conduct as tools for transfers (CoC Guidelines). The CoC Guidelines are available here. The CoC Guidelines support and complement the previous EDPB Guidelines on CoCs published in 2019 (2019 Guidelines) that established the general framework … Continue Reading

EDPB and EDPS adopt joint opinion on the data protection implications raised from the proposed Artificial Intelligence Act

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted Joint Opinion 5/2021 on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence (Joint Opinion). The Joint Opinion follows the European Commission’s (Commission) Proposal for a Regulation of the European … Continue Reading

EDPB adopts final recommendations on Supplementary Measures nearly a year after the CJEU’s Schrems II ruling

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted final Recommendations on Supplementary Measures (Recommendations) for data transfers to third countries, published in response to the CJEU ruling in Schrems II. The Recommendations contain a six-step methodology to assess transfers of personal data from the EEA to those countries outside the EEA that have not been approved … Continue Reading

European Data Protection Board opines on UK draft adequacy decision

On the 14th of April 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted two opinions on the European Commission’s draft adequacy decision for the transfers of personal data from the EU to the UK. The EDPB assessed the alignment of the UK Data Protection Act to the GDPR and to the Law Enforcement Directive, and … Continue Reading

EDPB’s new guidelines relieve concerns over processing health data for scientific research

The novel coronavirus pandemic has created an immediate and immense need for scientific research. Amid this urgency, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), during its twenty-third plenary session held on April 21, adopted guidelines to shed light on legal questions concerning the use of health data (pursuant to article 4(15) of the General Data Protection … Continue Reading
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