Category Archives: IAPP

‘Mr. Privacy’ leaves Parliament
‘Mr. Privacy’ leaves Parliament

Jan Philipp Albrecht, scourge of data-slurpers everywhere, and revered as the European Parliament’s “Mr. Privacy” is moving on to pastures new.  It was announced earlier this month that he would take up the post of State Minister for Energy, Agriculture, …

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The Privacy Advisor Podcast: A journalist’s view from the EU
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: A journalist’s view from the EU

Jennifer Baker makes a career out of knowing the nuances of data protection and data privacy. But she’s not advising clients or writing privacy policies. Rather, as a freelance journalist, she’s reporting on the developments that often guide the decision-making …

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What might bug bounty programs look like under the GDPR?
What might bug bounty programs look like under the GDPR?

With GDPR D-day looming, how are large companies going to ensure that they are not breached? There is a lot of speculation about which company will be the first to be hit with a fine under the new rules, and …

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Three’s a crowd — third-party risk under the GDPR
Three’s a crowd — third-party risk under the GDPR

According to recent research by RSA, failure to protect customer data is creating long-term business problems for organizations.

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What does ePrivacy look like under new presidency?
What does ePrivacy look like under new presidency?

The new Bulgarian Presidency in charge of spearheading negotiations for the overhaul of Europe’s ePrivacy law has set out its priorities in a 22-page document, and, although an overly ambitious May deadline has been abandoned, moved quickly to get the ball …

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Schrems moves from dismantling to assembling with new NGO
Schrems moves from dismantling to assembling with new NGO

The famous, maybe infamous, Max Schrems, responsible for bringing down the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement, is launching his own non-governmental organization called NOYB — the common abbreviation “for none of your business.”

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LIBE visits Tokyo ahead of adequacy decision
LIBE visits Tokyo ahead of adequacy decision

The European Commission is gearing up to propose a so-called adequacy decision with Japan to allow the free flow of data between Japan and the EU — possibly as early as January or February 2018. The group was led by …

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LIBE votes to push Lauristin’s ePrivacy Regulation forward
LIBE votes to push Lauristin’s ePrivacy Regulation forward

End-to-end encryption got the thumbs up, and so-called “backdoors” that would allow the reading of encrypted messaging were categorically ruled out… but the battle isn’t over yet!

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LIBE ePrivacy vote delayed; JURI, ITRE and EDPS weigh in
LIBE ePrivacy vote delayed; JURI, ITRE and EDPS weigh in

The big vote on the ePrivacy Regulation in the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will be delayed by at least a week. Originally scheduled for Oct. 12, agreement among MEPs on the text has been difficult …

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