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 Schrems 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.