News in Brief

UK-US Data Bridge starts 12 October
New Zealand issues Privacy Amendment Bill
Korea: Amended PIPA in force
Meta paying a daily penalty in Norway
GPA’s International Enforcement Cooperation Working Group gives warning on data scraping
Data transfer trends
Revised Swiss DP Act now in force
Ireland’s DPA fines TikTok €345 million for unfair processing of children’s data
European Commission designates Gatekeepers under the Digital Markets Act

UK-US Data Bridge starts on 12 October but with reservations and limited scope

The UK-US Data Bridge was announced by the UK’s Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) on 21 September and is due to enter into force on 12 October. If companies meet certain conditions, they will be able to transfer personal data to the US without using legal safeguards, such as Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) and Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). This UK-US instrument follows the recently adopted EU-US version.

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