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Data Protection | Recent Developments

This article brings together selected regulatory guidance, recent decisions and insights from the Data Protection Authorities (“DPAs”) in Belgium, France, Ireland and the UK as well as from the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”)…

EU LAW & INSTITUTIONS : Welcome to Catherine Smits!  

FLINN is very pleased to welcome Catherine Smits to its team! She will strengthen FLINN expertise in « 🇪🇺 European Law & Institutions 🇪🇺 » thanks to her recognized experience in the outcome of high-level…

CJEU finds that the UK failed to control fraud affecting Chinese textiles and footwear imports between 2011 and 2017

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) remains competent to deal with cases arising from the United Kingdom’s EU membership before Brexit. Article 86(1) of the 2019 Withdrawal Agreement makes it clear that any cases pending…

FIIDE XXIX Congress The Hague 2021

FIDE, the International European Law Federation, met for its XXIX Congress in the Hague at the beginning of November. Leonard Hawkes from Lawrope member FLINN contributed as national rapporteur on the UK GDPR and the DPA2018. EU Law Live's…

News: UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement N° 1

  On 24 December 2020, with a certain political theatricality, agreement on a UK-EU Trade and Co-operation (the “TCA”) was announced. In the opening paragraph of his foreword to the Summary Explainer of the TCA (the “Summary…

Schrems II Judgment of 16 July 20: Personal Data Transfers to the USA

  “The case raises issues of very major, indeed fundamental, concern to millions of people within the European Union and beyond. Firstly, it is relevant to the data protection rights of millions of residents of the [EU]. Secondly,…

Consequences of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union n° 5: Implementing the Protocol on Ireland (I) / Northern Ireland (NI)

  “Clarity on the practical measures that will be necessary to implement the Protocol, and the steps that businesses based in or trading with Northern Ireland need to take to prepare, is now required as a matter of acute urgency…

Two years of the « GDPR »

  Today is the second anniversary of the date in 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable. It is also the date on which the first official evaluation of the GDPR should be made. Even if the formal evaluation…

How can contact tracing help limit the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus?

  Belgium has taken the decision that a coronavirus ‘App’ is not necessary for contact tracing. In the UK, NHSX has launched a trial on the Isle of Wight of a proprietary smartphone App. Other European countries, including Germany,…