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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Mergers Off? Tech Companies Could Get Too Much Data
Mergers Off? Tech Companies Could Get Too Much Data

If company A has certain information on you and company B has different information, should they be allowed to merge? Big Tech companies can amass colossal datasets through mergers and acquisitions – and the European Commission could rule these moves …

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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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#RawPolitics 21.01.19
#RawPolitics 21.01.19

Explaining why Articles 11 and 13 have caused the copyright reform to crash.

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The Cookie Crumbles
The Cookie Crumbles

Privacy-intrusive default settings, misleading wording, and design that obscures privacy-friendly options are just a few of the tactics employed by many websites to manipulate users into giving consent.

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Facebook “owns” my family: a cautionary fable
Facebook “owns” my family: a cautionary fable

Quitting ain’t easy and I suppose it says something that it wasn’t the data tracking, the endless scandals, the cavalier approach to laws or fundamental rights, that tipped me over the edge, but basic frustration.

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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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