A new basis for transfer of data to the USA is approaching

After the European Court of Justice declared in July 2020 that the basis of transfer of the Privacy Shield agreement in the Schrem’s II judgment was invalid, there has been uncertainty as to how you can legally and securely transfer personal data from the EU to the USA. Since July 2020, the European Commission and the USA have negotiated a replacement of the Privacy Shield agreement, and there is now light at the end of the tunnel. The name of the new basis of transfer will be the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework.

Solo self-employed persons and the compe­tition rules - New guide­lines on the way

The European Commission has published draft guidelines concerning the competition rules’ application to collective agreements for solo self-employed persons. With these guidelines, there will be clear rules as to solo self-employed peoples’ possibility of unionising and collectively negotiating working conditions in accordance with the competition rules. The draft guidelines have been submitted for consultation and are expected in a final version by the end of 2022.

The State Administration: Reconsideration of decision on access to inter-municipal enterprise's business information relevant for a tender procedure

After having established that a decision was incorrect on several issues, the State Administration requested an emergency service organised as an inter-municipal enterprise to resume the matter and make a new decision. The inter-municipal enterprise had referred to section 30, no. 2 of the Act on public access to documents in public files (the "Act") as the basis of exempting information in consideration of the inter-municipal enterprise's future possibilities of putting out operational assignments to tender.

New Advisory Board is to advise the government on a circular economy

The government has set up an Advisory Board consisting of Danish business executives, who are going to advise the government on a circular economy thereby increasing enterprises' earning opportunities, promoting a more efficient utilisation of resources and minimising the environmental impact. The new measure was presented by the Minister of the Environment and Food, Esben Lunde Larsen, and the Minister of Business and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen.