Round-up May 2022 - Technology, Data and Digital Innovation

June 2022

Round-up edition covering the topics that stood out in the month of May 2022 for our Technology, Data and Digital Innovation practice area:

#Privacy and Data Protection

  • The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published their joint opinion on the proposed Data Act
  • The EDPB adopts version 2.0 of the guidelines on the practical implementation of amicable settlements
  • The EDPB welcomes comments on the guidelines 04/2022 on the calculation of administrative fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • The EDPB welcomes comments on the guidelines 05/2022 on the use of facial recognition technology in the area of law enforcement
  • The Council of the European Union (EU) approves the Data Governance Act
  • EDPS welcomes much-needed harmonised rules on cybersecurity and information security for all EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies (EUIs)
  • EDPS publishes its opinion on the EU’s participation in the United Nations’ negotiations for a UN convention on cybercrime

#Online Regulation

  • New EU legislation to prevent and combat child sexual abuse online

#Intellectual Property

  • World Intellectual Property Organization´s (WIPO) White Paper on Blockchain and Intellectual Property 

#Consumer Law

  • EU Court Judgment in Case C-179/21 Victorinox
  • Decree-Law No. 109-G/2021, of 10 December 2021 enters into force

The Team:
Jorge Silva Martins (Counsel, CS’Associados)
João Carminho (Associate, CS’Associados)
Inês Coré (Trainee, CS'Associados)

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