Category Archives: IAPP

EU Parliament debates: Could California be considered ‘adequate’ on its own?
EU Parliament debates: Could California be considered ‘adequate’ on its own?

Could California have its own Privacy Shield arrangement separate from the rest of the U.S.? That was the most exciting question that emerged from a discussion about the data-transfer agreement’s third annual review at the European Parliament Thursday.

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How the ePrivacy Regulation talks failed … again
How the ePrivacy Regulation talks failed … again

This week, the Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council of the European Union once again rejected the latest draft of the ePrivacy Regulation.  The Nov. 22 vote means that the member states still cannot agree on a common position this year.

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Finland eyes ePrivacy agreement before year’s end
Finland eyes ePrivacy agreement before year’s end

The Presidency of the EU Council is expected to propose yet another iteration of the ePrivacy text for the next meeting of the Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society.

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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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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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EU High Court hearings to determine future of Privacy Shield, SCCs
EU High Court hearings to determine future of Privacy Shield, SCCs

Privacy Shield has been under fire ever since it was negotiated by the European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce as a replacement for the faulty Safe Harbor agreement. But now, the EU-U.S. data-sharing arrangement faces its biggest obstacle yet, …

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Two major GDPR complaints: A close-up
Two major GDPR complaints: A close-up

One year since the EU General Data Protection Regulation came into force, and most of the commentary has focused on enforcement or compliance. But what about the complaints filed? They vary significantly from Brave et al’s sectoral complaint and NOYB’s …

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An interview with the CNIL’s new head: Marie-Laure Denis
An interview with the CNIL’s new head: Marie-Laure Denis

Appointed at the beginning of this year, Marie-Laure Denis brings a wealth of experience to her new role as head of France’s data protection authority, the CNIL.

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EU aims to regulate AI ethics
EU aims to regulate AI ethics

Specifically, the aim is to “build trust” in AI by establishing clear policies for developing and providing AI tools. More generally, it is part of how Europe plans to export norms and values – just like with GDPR.

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