Category Archives: IAPP

Calls for action ahead of European elections following Facebook revelations
Calls for action ahead of European elections following Facebook revelations

Following the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, and just 8 months ahead of the  elections, MEPs are worried about malicious interference via Facebook.

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What’s the definition of a GDPR complaint? Spoiler alert: no one knows
What’s the definition of a GDPR complaint? Spoiler alert: no one knows

In June, GDPR complaints reported by DPAs varied widely, from 756 in Poland and 1,124 in the U.K., to just two in Sweden, and only three in Belgium. So what is at the heart of such a discrepancy? The best answer seems …

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Suspend Privacy Shield unless US fully complies demands EuroParl
Suspend Privacy Shield unless US fully complies demands EuroParl

While the U.S. was busy celebrating Independence Day July 4 with barbecues and fireworks, the European Parliament was debating the future of the Privacy Shield deal. The conclusion? Today, Parliament voted for its suspension. The non-binding resolution was passed 303 to …

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EU approaching adequacy deals with Japan, Korea
EU approaching adequacy deals with Japan, Korea

Last month, European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová went on an official visit to Asia, with stops in Japan and the Republic of Korea. Her aim? To make concrete progress on data flows as the European bloc looks at how to …

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Will Bulgaria get ePrivacy done in time? Doesn’t look good
Will Bulgaria get ePrivacy done in time? Doesn’t look good

Earlier this month the current Bulgarian Presidency of the European Council sent out a “progress report” on the draft ePrivacy regulation, and the question on everyone’s lips was whether there would be a general approach before Bulgaria gives up the …

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Are all these GDPR-consent emails even necessary?
Are all these GDPR-consent emails even necessary?

With the EU General Data Protection Regulation in the home stretch, users can probably expect the deluge of compliance emails to dry up. But are we already in danger of consent fatigue, and does this even need to be the case?

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Breaking gender barriers
Breaking gender barriers

A complex mesh of factors discourages women from working in Europe’s digital economy. Fixing these requires sustained, multi-stakeholder action. By any standard, there are too few women working in Europe’s digital economy. A recent study on women in the digital …

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Is this a perfect storm toward Privacy Shield’s demise?
Is this a perfect storm toward Privacy Shield’s demise?

From its very beginning, rising from the ashes of the debunked Safe Harbor, Privacy Shield has been on shaky ground. However, fresh concern from the European Parliament and a referral to the European Court of Justice have put its future …

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European Commission rolls out its proposal for a so-called eEvidence law
European Commission rolls out its proposal for a so-called eEvidence law

Tech companies around the globe will be forced to hand over data to European authorities under the European Union version of the U.S. Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, unveiled April 17.

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