Is data protection adequacy on the cards after Brexit?
Is data protection adequacy on the cards after Brexit?

Even the UK’s own ICO isn’t so sure. On Oct. 23, Margot James, the U.K.’s digital minister, finally admitted to a House of Commons select committee that she could not categorically guarantee an adequacy agreement with the EU.

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#RawPolitics 27.11.18
#RawPolitics 27.11.18

Jennifer Baker is on the sofa to talk about Mark Zuckerberg’s failure to show up to a UK parliamentary hearing on Facebook.

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Your right to anonymous messaging is under threat
Your right to anonymous messaging is under threat

This week Russia has stepped up its war on anonymity, while in the EU, more and more countries are opting for mandatory registration of pre-paid SIM cards and it seems only a matter of time before EU-level laws are proposed.

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Facebook Ad Library: Only 3 ‘Brexit’ ads for whole month. Yeah, right!
Facebook Ad Library: Only 3 ‘Brexit’ ads for whole month. Yeah, right!

Facebook’s ham-fisted attempts to address the most pressing concerns around disinformation have fallen flat. Its transparency rules forcing political advertisers in the UK to publicly declare when they had paid for an advert are a fiasco!

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Vestager on the intersection of data and competition
Vestager on the intersection of data and competition

“We have to look dangerous.” So said European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager when she sat down to talk the future of data and competition with The Privacy Advisor’s Jennifer Baker at Globsec 2018 in Slovakia.

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What does the newly signed Convention 108+ mean for UK adequacy?
What does the newly signed Convention 108+ mean for UK adequacy?

The more properly entitled the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, signed by 20 states on Oct.10, has been given an overhaul to bring it into line with the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Artificial Intelligence, should we be afraid?
Artificial Intelligence, should we be afraid?

At the Frontier Research and Artificial Intelligence Conference, I am joined by European Research Council grantees Agnieszka Wykowska, Phil Howard, and Simon Thorpe to talk about AI, robotics and machine learning.

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The new EU “disinformation” code of conduct: will it satisfy MEPs?
The new EU “disinformation” code of conduct: will it satisfy MEPs?

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other online ad giants in Europe have signed up to a new, voluntary code of conduct to tackle disinformation online. The move comes as MEPs grow increasingly uneasy about potential disruption to next year’s European Parliament elections.

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Calls for action ahead of European elections following Facebook revelations
Calls for action ahead of European elections following Facebook revelations

Following the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, and just 8 months ahead of the  elections, MEPs are worried about malicious interference via Facebook.

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