Consistency and cross-border cooperation under the General Data Protection Regulation have been highlighted as the biggest improvement to data protection law in the EU. But the so-called “one-stop-shop” is not as straightforward as it first appears.
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Don’t bet on anything happening for at least a couple of years on U.K. adequacy post-Brexit, advised European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli at the launch of his annual report in Brussels Feb. 26
For the past decade, Joe McNamee has headed up EDRi, the European Digital Rights organization in Brussels. Often the sole voice of civil society in the room, his dry wit has influenced lawmakers and public discourse about privacy rights across …
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 EU adequacy agreement.
“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.
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.
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.