On 16 December 2020, the EDPB announced the topics discussed and the documents adopted during its 43rd Plenary session held on 15 December 2020.
Among others, the EDPB adopted:
- its 2021-2023 Strategy, which sets out the EDPB’s strategic objectives, grouped around four pillars, namely advancing harmonization and facilitating compliance, supporting effective enforcement and efficient cooperation between national supervisory authorities, a fundamental rights approach to new technologies, and the global dimension;
- a statement on the end of the Brexit transition period. The statement describes the main implications of the end of the transition period for data controllers and processors, in particular regarding the data transfers to a third country and the consequences upon regulatory oversight and the One-Stop-Shop mechanism. The statement is available here;
- an information note on the data transfers under the GDPR after the end of the Brexit transition period, available here;
- guidelines on restrictions of data subject rights under Article 23 of the GDPR. The EDPB has not yet published these guidelines but has announced they will be submitted for public consultation for a period of 8 weeks;
- the final version of the Guidelines on the interplay of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and the GDPR, following the public consultation. The final version of the Guidelines is not yet available;
- a statement on the protection of personal data processed in relation with the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering and terrorist financing. The statement is not yet available.
The press release may be accessed here.