Encryption and Why It Matters in a Data Retention World
Encryption and Why It Matters in a Data Retention World

Despite the landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice in 2016, saying that indiscriminate data retention was illegal, several European countries are once again seeking to bring back the practice AND weaken encryption with “backdoors”.

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Google Can Forget You, But Only In Europe
Google Can Forget You, But Only In Europe

On Tuesday 24 September, Google has won what everyone is calling a “landmark case” against CNIL, the French data protection authority. At the heart of the matter is how far the ‘right to be forgotten’ rules extend. Spoiler alert! Not …

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Groundhog Day for Privacy Shield Review
Groundhog Day for Privacy Shield Review

Third annual review follows familiar template. International digital rights NGO, Access Now, called on the European Commission to strike down the Privacy Shield agreement that allows data sharing between EU and the US. Don’t bet on that happening.

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Bordering on artificial
Bordering on artificial

Artificial Intelligence is being considered for use in border control. Why a pilot trial of facial recognition in Europe should ring alarm bells.

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Facial recognition: Time to face the music?
Facial recognition: Time to face the music?

Authorities could consider a stricter approach to the use of facial recognition technologies, and last month, a school in northern Sweden triggered the first fine for use of a facial recognition system under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Programmatic advertising or problematic advertising?
Programmatic advertising or problematic advertising?

The data protection case that tackles the foundation of the internet: It’s easy to lose sight of the issue amid the “he said, she said” volley of attacks in the Brave versus IAB Europe battle, but at its heart the …

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Commission urges member states to allocate resources to DPAs
Commission urges member states to allocate resources to DPAs

The European Commission has urged European countries to allocate sufficient resources to national data protection authorities as it is essential for authorities to be sufficiently provided for in order to ensure their “effective independence.”

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Terms, Conditions and Considerations Under the GDPR
Terms, Conditions and Considerations Under the GDPR

In recent months European regulators have found fault with tech giants Facebook and Google’s terms and conditions, causing DPOs at smaller companies to be understandably worried.

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Schrems II hearing challenges EU-US dataflows
Schrems II hearing challenges EU-US dataflows

The European Court of Justice hearing in case 311/18, also known as “Schrems II,” stretched arguments to the limit Tuesday and left both sides worried ruling could be sweeping.

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