Category Archives: IAPP

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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Behavioral advertising industry slams ePrivacy plans
Behavioral advertising industry slams ePrivacy plans

In scenes reminiscent of the last days of GDPR drafting, lobbyists from the advertising industry queued up to give European plans for the ePrivacy regulation a kicking.

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EU opens consultation on law enforcement hacking
EU opens consultation on law enforcement hacking

Have your say on plans to “help Europe’s law enforcement agencies combat crime in the digital age” — that’s code for getting access to more information more easily. Read more…

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LIBE submits more than 800 amendments to ePrivacy Regulation
LIBE submits more than 800 amendments to ePrivacy Regulation

The clock is ticking on the ePrivacy Regulation — and the ambitious aim of having it ready for May 2018.

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Tensions run high at hearing on counter-terrorism, interoperability
Tensions run high at hearing on counter-terrorism, interoperability

MEPs turn up the pressure on “High-Level Expert Group on Information Systems and Interoperability”…

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