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New EU rules on political advertising: Here you go, read the fine print – Judit Bayer

On 25 November 2021, the European Commission has published its comprehensive legislative proposal package to reinforce democracy and protect the integrity of elections. The package comprises a new draft proposal on a new regulation on the transparency and targeting of political advertising and three amendment proposals: one of those on European political parties and two on electoral rights of EU citizens. The package had been prescheduled by the European Democracy Action Plan (2.1. and 2.2.) for year 2021. Continue reading

Potential of Abuse: Article 30 (5) of the GDPR – Achyutam Swaroop Bhatnagar

While Article 30 of the European Union Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter ‘GDPR’)  is often talked about for its obligations of keeping records of processing, not much attention is paid to the exemption it provides to small organizations. The provision provides an exemption from record-keeping obligations under GDPR to organizations having an employee strength of less than 250. Continue reading

Schrems II: A brief history, an analysis and the way forward – Shreya Tewari

On 16 July 2020, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield – a framework that regulated Trans-Atlantic data transfers. Further, even though the court upheld the validity of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) – an EU-approved template to safeguard EU citizens’ data-transfer, it put forth important qualifications for data controllers to adhere to when using such SCCs. Continue reading

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