Disclaimer: This article first appeared in the June 2024 issue of PLC Magazine, and is available at http://uk.practicallaw.com/resources/uk-publications/plc-magazine.

In order to capture the benefits of data-driven innovation, the EU and the UK are taking action to facilitate data sharing across various industries.

In the EU, the European Commission is investing €2

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Introduction

Identifiability; what can amount to personal data; and joint controllership are some of the issues addressed by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in its recent judgment in the IAB Europe case (C-604/22). This case concerned the use of personal data for online advertising purposes and the use

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On 27 November 2023, the Council formally adopted the final version of the regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data (“Data Act”), after the European Parliament had adopted the Data Act earlier this month.

Drafted with the objective of fostering innovation and facilitating the sharing of data between

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The European Data Protection Board has published new guidelines (14 November 2023) on the scope of Article 5(3) of the e-Privacy Directive – i.e., the so-called ‘cookie rule’.  

These guidelines apply a maximalist interpretation to the cookie rule, meaning that a wide variety of technologies other than traditional cookies are, in the opinion of the

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Authors: Heidi Waem, Muhammed Demircan, Nicolas Becker

On 29 September 2023, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (Belgian DPA) issued a decision imposing a reprimand on a public authority and its processor for various infringements of the GDPR, including the lack of a timely signed data processing agreement between the public authority – who

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