On 9 January, the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee, LIBE, discussed the Privacy Shield arrangement between the EU and the US. One question about whether the EU could do a deal with a single US state stood out.
Could California have its own Privacy Shield arrangement separate from the rest of the U.S.? That was the most exciting question that emerged from a discussion about the data-transfer agreement’s third annual review at the European Parliament Thursday.
This week, the Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council of the European Union once again rejected the latest draft of the ePrivacy Regulation. The Nov. 22 vote means that the member states still cannot agree on a common position this year.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) was widely hailed for bringing in tougher new sanctions that regulators hoped would give them more powers of enforcement. But this week the British watchdog, the ICO said that it wanted further powers to seize …
The European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents will decide on 21 November if the French pick for European Commissioner passes muster. But Thierry Breton faces several hurdles.