Category Archives: IAPP

At the new EDPB, cooperation is key
At the new EDPB, cooperation is key

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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Buttarelli weighs in on ePrivacy, Brexit, Privacy Shield
Buttarelli weighs in on ePrivacy, Brexit, Privacy Shield

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

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A farewell interview: Joe McNamee moves on from EDRi
A farewell interview: Joe McNamee moves on from EDRi

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 …

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GDPR insurance: A three-part problem
GDPR insurance: A three-part problem

Last October, a British Court of Appeal suggested that organizations should buy data breach insurance. But how easy is it to do that? There are a few problems, among them whether insurers can accurately price the risk.

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Will the GDPR incite sectoral codes of conduct?
Will the GDPR incite sectoral codes of conduct?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation has given a new impetus to codes of conduct. But what are the big benefits of codes over certification? How will they work, and who is most in need of them?

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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 EU adequacy agreement.

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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.

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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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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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