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By iinek | news with regards to privacy regulation in the EU

First EU-US Privacy Shield annual review to take place in September 2017

EU justice commissioner Věra Jourová confirmed the timing of the review in a speech in Washington late last week.<p>"[The review] will be an important …

Legal study on ownership and access to data

Final report<p>This is a study on the existing legal instruments and landscape affecting commercial operator’s access to and rights over data. It …

Legitimacy of model contract clauses for EU-US data transfers to be tested in Irish case

A court in Ireland has begun hearing arguments on whether the EU's highest court should be asked to rule on the validity of model contract clauses as …

Major privacy case to open before High Court in Dublin

Facebook and privacy campaigner party to action by Data Protection Commissioner<p>Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 16:21<p>A court case with potentially enormous …

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U.S. judge rules Google must turn over foreign emails

<i>(Reuters)</i> – A U.S. judge has ordered Google to comply with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the United States, diverging from a federal appeals court that reached the opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter in Philadelphia …

GDPR: guidance on consent, profiling, breach notification and data transfers to be issued in 2017

New guidance on the issues of consent, profiling, data breach notification and data transfers under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) …

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Privacy by design

What is ‘privacy by design’?<p>Privacy by design is an approach to projects that promotes privacy and data protection compliance from the start. …

International Data Transfers: New Commission Decisions on Standard Contractual Clauses and Adequacy Decisions

As reported in my blog, the European Commission revised both the current decisions on the EU standard contractual clauses (EU Model Clauses) as well …

Written question - The Privacy Shield programme and the legality of PRISM - E-006873/2016

The mass indiscriminate surveillance carried out via PRISM and indicted by the Irish High Court and the European Court of Justice in 2014 and 2015 …

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Fresh EU data protection compliance guidance for mobile apps, from the EDPS

The European Data Protection Supervisor adopted this week “Guidelines on the protection of personal data processed by mobile applications provided by …

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CJEU Rules That Dynamic IP Addresses Are Personal Data

On October 19, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) issued its judgment in <i>Patrick Breyer v. Bundesrepublik Deutschland</i>, …

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More information likely to be considered personal data in the UK in light of EU court ruling, says expert

More information is likely to be considered to be personal data by UK courts in light of a new ruling by the EU's highest court, a data protection …

The what, why and how of transferring data to the USA

By Steve Wood, Interim Deputy Commissioner.<p>It’s more than two years since a then little-known privacy campaigner decided to dispute Facebook’s …

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EU to crack down on online services such as WhatsApp over privacy

Europe will publish draft law to ensure that online messaging services have privacy rules like those for texts and calls<p>WhatsApp, Skype and other online messaging services face an EU crackdown aimed at safeguarding users’ privacy, in a move that highlights the gulf between Europe and the US in …

EU data protection rights at risk through trade agreements, new study shows

<b>BEUC NEWS - 13.07.2016</b><p>Today, researchers of the <i>University of Amsterdam</i>’s <i>Institute for Information Law</i> (IViR) published a study commissioned by BEUC …

Forty U.S. Companies Sign on to EU Data Protection Agreement

About 40 companies have signed on to the new international data-protection agreement that allows U.S. companies to transfer data on European citizens to servers in the U.S.<p>A list of companies that have been deemed compliant with the requirements of the so-called Privacy Shield agreement was …

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ECJ answers the question: Who supervises Amazon?

In VKI v. Amazon EU, the Court of Justice of the EU on Thursday clarified which Member State’s data protection laws should apply to a data processing …

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Why (I think) the WP29 Statement on the Privacy Shield is not really a ‘carte blanche’ for one year

The Plenary of the Article 29 Working Party (composed of national Data Protection Authorities – DPAs – in Europe and the European Data Protection …

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European Commission launches EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: stronger protection for transatlantic data flows

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 12 July 2016 Today the European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. This new framework …

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The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield - European Commission

This new framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States as well as bringing …

European Data Protection Law Review: Strengthening International Ties Can Support Increased Convergence of Privacy Regimes

Julie Brill is a partner and co-lead of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice at Hogan Lovells US LLP. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Ms. Brill …

Privacy Shield and the Future of Europe

<i>by Julie Brill, delivered to the Institute of International and European Affairs, Dublin, Ireland</i><p>For the second time in less than a month, Europe …

Second Circuit Holds That U.S. Cannot Compel By Warrant Microsoft’s Production of Emails Stored Outside of U.S., Citing The Stored Communications Act’s Privacy Protections and Lack of Extraterritorial Effect

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today unanimously reversed a lower court’s denial of Microsoft’s motion to …

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Privacy Shield: Lob von Unternehmen, Kritik von Bürgerrechtlern

Privacy Shield: Lob von Unternehmen, Kritik von BürgerrechtlernWirtschaftsverbände und Unternehmen begrüßen den gefundenen Verhandlungskompromiss für …

Free online tool for the notification of personal data breaches

The purpose of the tool is to allow data controllers to complete and submit online a personal data breach notification to the competent authority …

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