Category Archives: IAPP

Pandemic incites concerns about data-sharing overreach
Pandemic incites concerns about data-sharing overreach

Proportionality — that’s the watchword companies need to adhere to in times of crisis. The challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and concerted efforts to stop its spread have thrown data protection law into the global spotlight.

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Brave adds GDPR complaint to Irish DPC’s plate
Brave adds GDPR complaint to Irish DPC’s plate

On March 16, Brave filed a second EU General Data Protection Regulation complaint against Google for what it described as “Google’s internal data free-for-all.”

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Critics on Croatia’s ePrivacy proposal: Legitimate interest provisions not legitimate
Critics on Croatia’s ePrivacy proposal: Legitimate interest provisions not legitimate

On Feb. 21, the Croatian presidency published its proposals to break the ePrivacy Regulation deadlock. Seven previous EU presidencies have tried and failed to find a compromise between member states.

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Europe aims to take global lead with strategies on AI, data
Europe aims to take global lead with strategies on AI, data

Despite huge media speculation in recent weeks on what it would say about facial recognition, the “White Paper on Artificial Intelligence” stopped well short of recommending a two- to three-year ban that had appeared in earlier leaked drafts.

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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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