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Francesca Blythe

18 January 2022

EU Council Publishes Changes to Artificial Intelligence Act Proposal

On 29 November 2021, the Slovenian Presidency (the “Presidency”) of the European Council published its compromise text (“Compromise Text”) on the European Union’s (“EU”) draft Artificial Intelligence Act (“AI Act” or “Act”) alongside a progress report on the Act. While … Read More

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11 January 2022

5 Global Data Protection Trends To Watch In 2022

*This article was first published by Law360 on January 3, 2022.

A recent discussion with Elizabeth Denham and Claudia Berg of the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office provided ample food for thought on the direction in which data protection regulation both in the U.K. and internationally is headed, including key trends

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19 November 2021

Governance Challenges 2021–2022: Digital Transformation Oversight

Privacy and cybersecurity concerns are expanding, and with them the proliferation of laws and regulations. Boards play a key role in ensuring that companies are positioned to comply with various jurisdictional requirements, that they understand and mitigate related risks, and that they are well-prepared to play a key role in … Read More

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26 October 2021

Data: A New Direction or Misdirection? ICO Responds to UK Government Consultation on Its Proposed New Data Protection Regime

On 7 October 2021, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), published its response to the UK government’s consultation entitled “Data: A new direction”. The consultation which sets out the proposals of the Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport (“DCMS”) promised far-reaching reforms to the UK data … Read More

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27 September 2021

Switzerland Recognizes New EU Standard Contractual Clauses and Issues Guidance on International Data Transfers

On August 27, 2021, the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) formally recognized the new EU Standard Contractual Clauses published by the European Commission on June 4, 2021 (New SCCs). The New SCCs are intended to legitimize transfers of personal data from Switzerland to countries not deemed by … Read More

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23 August 2021

UK ICO Opens Consultation on Data Transfer Agreements and Guidance

On 11 August 2021, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a public consultation on its draft international data transfer agreement and guidance (Consultation). The Consultation comes two months after the European Commission’s adoption of new EU Standard Contractual Clauses (EU SCCs) and the … Read More

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25 June 2021

European Data Protection Board Issues Final Schrems II Recommendations

The European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”), adopted on 18 June 2021 its final recommendations describing how controllers and processors transferring personal data outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) may comply with the Schrems II ruling (“Final Schrems II Recommendations”). The Final Schrems II Recommendations, … Read More

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18 June 2021

European Commission Publishes Details of its Forthcoming Data Act

The European Commission has formally launched its legislative initiative aimed at increasing access to and further use of data, so that more public and private actors can benefit from technologies such as Big Data and machine learning. The Commission has published its inception impact assessment on the forthcoming Data Act, … Read More

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09 June 2021

NHS’ Plans to Share Patient Records with Third Parties

NHS Digital (the national custodian for health and care data in England) in May 2021, announced a new data sharing initiative called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service. The launch of the GPDPR could result in the historical medical records of up to 55 million patients … Read More

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