Electoral Register Data Is Power, So Why Do Breaches Keep Happening?
Electoral Register Data Is Power, So Why Do Breaches Keep Happening?

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandals that showed the power of microtargeting during the 2016 US Presidential Election and the UK’s Brexit referendum, one might think that more care would be taken with voter data – in particular electoral registers. One …

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So the Shield Is Gone, What About SCCs?
So the Shield Is Gone, What About SCCs?

On 16 July, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) struck down the controversial Privacy Shield arrangement for transferring data from the EU to the US. Cue widespread alarm as businesses reliant on such transfers scrambled to work out what other …

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Privacy Shield Is Gone – What Now!?
Privacy Shield Is Gone – What Now!?

As widely anticipated, on 16 July, Europe’s highest court struck down the EU-US data sharing agreement known as Privacy Shield. This is the second time in 5 years that the European Court of Justice (CJEU) has killed such an arrangement …

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A Tangled, Twisted Route to Privacy Shield Invalidity?
A Tangled, Twisted Route to Privacy Shield Invalidity?

On Thursday, Europe’s highest court will make a judgement that could see the controversial Privacy Shield accord between the EU and the U.S. struck down.

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Europeans Talk the Talk, but Do They Walk the Walk on Data Protection?
Europeans Talk the Talk, but Do They Walk the Walk on Data Protection?

It is an accepted truth that Europeans care more about their privacy than most. We take it for granted that because the European Union has created the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – an admittedly world-leading piece of privacy legislation – …

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EU Countries Agree on Interoperability Protocol for Track and Trace Apps
EU Countries Agree on Interoperability Protocol for Track and Trace Apps

European countries have finally managed to agree a common approach to COVID-19 track and trace apps after weeks – months! – of guidance, discussion and recommendations from multiple sources.

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Could the “European Cloud” Deliver Data Protection by Default?
Could the “European Cloud” Deliver Data Protection by Default?

On 4 June, French and German ministers unveiled the so-called “European cloud” infrastructure project, Gaia-X.

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Authentication Disconnect Between Sloppy Security and COVID-19 Fears
Authentication Disconnect Between Sloppy Security and COVID-19 Fears

People don’t walk the walk according to new surveys. So what sort of security measures are everyday users prepared to trust, and are they right?

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Schrems Slams Slow Irish DPA
Schrems Slams Slow Irish DPA

Ongoing Facebook case drags its feet amid allegations of secret meetings. Max Schrems has struck the latest blow in the ongoing privacy battle with Facebook being played out before the Irish data protection authorities (DPAs).

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