Gabriela Zanfir

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Data retention, only possible under strict necessity: targeted retention and pre-authorised access to retained data

The Court of Justice of the European Union (‘the Court’ or ‘CJEU’) gave a second judgment this week on the compatibility of data retention measures …

Police seek Amazon Echo data in murder case (updated)

The company declined to do so, but the case raises bigger questions about IoT privacy.<p>Amazon's Echo devices and its virtual assistant are meant to help find answers by listening for your voice commands. However, police in Arkansas want to know if one of the gadgets overheard something that can help …

Greek judges asked the CJEU if they should dismiss evidence gathered under the national law that transposed the invalidated Data Retention Directive

Here is a new case at the Court of Justice of the EU that the data protection world will be looking forward to, as it addresses questions about the …

AI Machine Attempts to Understand Comic Books ... and Fails

Understanding comic books is surprisingly hard.<p>The list of activities in which artificial intelligence machines have bested humans is increasing at …

Artificial Intelligence

Driverless Cars Will Face Moral Dilemmas

A self-driving car carrying a family of four on a rural two-lane highway spots a bouncing ball ahead. As the vehicle approaches a child runs out to …

Even if post Brexit-UK adopts the GDPR, it will be left without its “heart”

Gabriela Zanfir Fortuna There has been lately a wave of optimism of those looking for legal certainty that the GDPR will be adopted by the UK even …

Data firm in talks for role in White House messaging – and Trump business

A data mining company that helped Donald Trump win the presidency is in early talks to snare two potentially lucrative new contracts, one to boost the incoming Trump White House’s policy messaging and the other to help the Trump Organization expand its sales, the Guardian has learned.<p>Trump disavows …

How to Hold Algorithms Accountable

Algorithmic systems have a way of making mistakes or leading to undesired consequences. Here are five principles to help technologists deal with that.<p>…

University of Maryland

To be 13 or 16, that is the question: the implications for UK teenagers of the European General Data Protection Regulation

To discuss the issues arising from the General Data Protection Regulation’s provision that under 16 year-olds will need parental consent before …

Is DeepMind’s Health-Care App a Solution, or a Problem?

Software will alert medics to early signs of illness, but some critics argue that too much data is being shared.<p>DeepMind, Google’s artificial …

Health Care

Privacy-protecting encryption here to stay: documents | The Star

OTTAWA—As Canadian police push for more power in the online world, documents obtained by the Star suggest privacy-protecting encryption software is …

ProtonMail Subscriptions Double After U.S. Election

ProtonMail, an end-to-end encrypted email startup, has seen its customer base soar after the results of the Presidential election in the United …

Privacy

Here's How Ireland Is Stepping Up the Investigation Into Yahoo's Email Scanning

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) said on Monday it was trying to ascertain if Yahoo’s decision to scan clients’ email accounts at the …

CNIL’s public consultation on the GDPR: what’s in store for Data Protection Impact Assessments and certification mechanisms? (Part II)

Gabriela Zanfir Fortuna The French Data Protection Authority, CNIL, made public last week the report of the public consultation it held between 16 …

CNIL just published the results of their GDPR public consultation: what’s in store for DPOs and data portability? (Part I)

The French Data Protection Authority, CNIL, made public this week the report of the public consultation it held between 16 and 19 July 2016 among …

This impressive tool uses big data to predict your future

Internet users leave combined data trail of over 2.5 billion gigabytes a day. That’s a staggering amount of information, and it’s information that can tell us a lot about our futures.<p>Predictive World is a tool combining big data, demographic information and personalized data to give a creepily …

A look at political psychological targeting, EU data protection law and the US elections

Cambridge Analytica, a company that uses “data modeling and psychographic profiling” (according to its website), is credited with having decisively …

The GDPR already started to appear in CJEU’s soft case-law (AG Opinion in Manni)

<b>CJEU’s AG Bot referred to the GDPR in his recent ‘right to be forgotten’ Opinion</b><p>It may only become applicable on 25 May 2018, but the GDPR already …

Why we should worry about WhatsApp accessing our personal information | Elizabeth Denham

Consumers have a right to be protected. That’s why my office, the information commission, has asked Facebook and WhatsApp to pause plans for data sharing<p>Jenny always uses Facebook carefully. She knows the company probably knows more about her than most of her friends – the location settings might …

The problem with the Privacy Shield challenges: do the challengers have legal standing?

The <i>Plaumann</i> test survived decades of challenges, including a decision of the Court of First Instance (Case T-177/01 <i>Jégo-Quéré</i>, see particularly …

PieSync, The Belgium Startup That Syncs Contacts Across Cloud Apps, Raises $1.6M

Riding the coattails of a ‘small pieces, loosely joined’ approach to the enterprise, Belgium startup PieSync offers a platform that connects a plethora of cloud applications and syncs contacts stored in those apps two-way. That’s no mean feat considering the risk of data corruption or overwriting …

EU Bosses Can Snoop On Your Private Messages At Work

Employers in the European Union can read employees’ private messages sent via online chat and webmail accounts during working hours, EU judges have ruled.<p>The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said that a Romanian employer firm that read a worker’s Yahoo Messenger chats sent while he was at work …