Category: Latest EU Regulatory Case Law

Latest EU Regulatory Case Law

French court ruling provides greater context to the application of “Schrems II” under the GDPR

French court ruling provides further guidance as to the application of “Schrems II”, as data hosted by subsidiary of US company is found to be protected.    France’s highest administrative court ruled earlier this month that the hosting of a booking platform for COVID-19 vaccinations on Amazon Web Service, also known as AWS, was indeed

ePrivacy regulation amendments under Romanian Presidency

At the beginning of the year, Romania took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. The EU ePrivacy Regulation was initially set out two years ago, to be implemented at the same time as GDPR. A set of amendments to the proposed ePrivacy Regulation were released by the Romanian Presidency. These

EU cybersecurity law

Cybersecurity to be reinforced in Europe The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached an agreement last December to reinforce the European position on cybersecurity through the regulation proposed in 2017, which will be reflected mainly in the organisation and activity of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). In addition to the

Jehovah’s Witnesses Data Protection Court Ruling

A religious community, such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, is a controller, jointly with its members who engage in preaching, for the processing of personal data carried out by the latter in the context of door-to-door preaching. The processing of personal data carried out in the context of such activity must respect the rules of EU

Regulatory Case Law, April 2016: Polish NRA right to regulate calls from Polkomtel

According to the latest ECJ judgement involving a dispute between Orange Poska and Polkomtel, Case C‑397/14, resolved by the Polish NRA UKE, an EU Member State may provide, in line with the Universal Service Directive, that an operator of a public electronic communications network must ensure that all end-users are able to access non-geographic numbers on its

Regulatory Case Law, March 2016: Data Protection and Terrorist Financing

This request for a preliminary ruling, dealing among other issues with data protection and terrorist financing, concerned the interpretation of Article 11(1) of Directive 2005/60/EC on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing

Regulatory Case Law, February 2016: EU-US Privacy Shield

As a follow up to the European Court of Justice Schrems decision of 6th October 2015, the EU and the US have managed to negotiate a fast track a new agreement called the EU-US Privacy Shield meant to replace the disgraced Safe Harbour agreement. 

Regulatory Case Law, January 2016: EU Habitats Directive impact on projects planning

The EU Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora) is meant to protect natural habitats. The ECJ clarified what this might mean in Member States planning practice.

Regulatory Case Law, December 2015: EU Member States free to impose charges on mobile network building blocks

In a request for preliminary ruling, Court of Justice of the EU ruled that EU Member States are free to impose taxes and similar charges on mobile network transmission masts and other network elements

Regulatory case law, November 2015: Broadcast direct injection not communication to the public

In Case C‑325/14 of broadcaster SBS v. SABAM, a copyrights collecting society, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that point-to-point, direct injection of the broadcasting programmes does not as such constitute communication to the public in the meaning of the Information Society Directive 2001/29/EC.