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”.
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 …
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.
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).
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 …
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.”
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.