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GDPR’s one-stop-shop principle is put to the test; and the EU-UK clash over trade settings
25 June 2021 00:00
A central part of the EU’s ambitious privacy legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, was put to the test recently, with a European court asked to rule on whether Belgium’s data-privacy regulator had the right to pursue an investigation into Facebook. The question went to the heart of a central mechanism of the GDPR: the so-called one-stop-shop. But the EU court’s ruling wasn’t as cut and dried as some may have hoped. Also on this week’s podcast: UK steelmakers are facing stiffer competition from foreign rivals, while also facing limits on selling in their competitors’ markets. The predicament is linked to “safeguards” — trade tools that have highlighted trade-policy differences between the UK and the EU in a post-Brexit world.
National data protection regulators in the EU will be emboldened to pursue Big Tech companies.
UK steelmakers will soon face stiffer competition from foreign rivals for products such as tin mill and wire rod.