Spark Legal Network Newsletter

What does Brexit mean for freedom of movement?

New Study – Mapping and Assessment of Developments for one of the sectoral professions under Directive 2005/36/EC – nurse responsible for general care

Spark Legal Network Data Protection and Brexit Update

Publication of the study on “the future EU-UK relationship: options in the field of the protection of personal data for general processing activities and for processing for law enforcement purposes”

PwC, time.lex and Spark Legal Network have completed the study on the future EU-UK relationship: options in the field of the protection of personal data for general processing activities and for processing for law enforcement purposes. This study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee. It examines the available mechanisms for personal data transfers between the EU and the UK after Brexit. The study shows that the existing legal mechanisms and policy measures which are presently used to support the exchange of personal data between the EU and third countries can alleviate some of the concerns surrounding Brexit, but that none of these, in isolation or collectively, would be sufficient to permit a continuation of personal data flows and cooperation in relation to data protection on the same basis as today. Please see the factsheet for more information.

Spark now certified DPO services provider

Spark Legal Network is happy to announce we are now certified to provide Data Protection Officer (DPO) services. We are now even better equipped to assist with any GDPR related queries and able to help ensure that your company fully complies with the new EU data protection requirements. We can help drafting policy notices, processor-controller agreements, personal data breach policies and other documents as well as suggest ways to improve datasecurity in your company and advise on Brexit related data protection issues. For more information, please contact us at: info@sparklegalnetwork.eu

New Study – Enforcement of State aid rules and decisions by national courts

Spark Legal Network, in collaboration with the European University Institute, Ecorys and Caselex, is carrying out the study on the enforcement of State aid rules and decisions by national courts, for the European Commission (DG COMP).

The aim of the Study is to provide a comprehensive overview of the enforcement of State aid rules by national courts since 2007. The Study covers all 28 Member States and gathers information regarding the most relevant rulings adopted by national courts on State aid matters at all levels of jurisdiction, from first to last instance courts.

For further information about this project, please get in touch via email.

Publication of the Final Report of the “study to support the review of Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information”

Deloitte, Open Evidence, WIK Consult, time.lex, the Lisbon Council and Spark Legal Network have completed the study to support the review of Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information, for the European Commission (DG CONNECT). Based on the best data available, this study provides an evaluation of the implementation the PSI Directive and of the changes introduced by revision of the PSI Directive in 2013. It also provides an assessment of the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and added value of the PSI Directive and builds on this to offer some policy options and perspectives for the future.

Study on the future relationship between the UK and the EU following Brexit in the field of the protection of personal data for general processing activities and for processing for law enforcement purposes

Spark Legal Network is participating in the study on the future relationship between the UK and the EU following Brexit in the field of the protection of personal data for general processing activities and for processing for law enforcement purposes (European Parliament’s LIBE Committee).

The objective of this study is to have an overview of the legal and institutional prerequisites for the continuation of exchanging and processing of personal data between the UK and the EU following Brexit and in view of a future agreement.

The study is expected to last 3 months. For further information about this project, please get in touch via email.