EU is livestreaming Zuck’s hearing — reluctantly
EU is livestreaming Zuck’s hearing — reluctantly

As the European Parliament’s ‘Mr Privacy,’ Jan Philipp Albrecht, said: “It is a bad sign that Mark Zuckerberg only wants to answer the questions of selected Members of the European Parliament behind closed doors.” That’s an understatement!

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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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Cambridge Analytica might finally make Brussels care about data privacy
Cambridge Analytica might finally make Brussels care about data privacy

It was inevitable. One by one, they all lined up to demand that Mark Zuckerberg come to Brussels to explain himself, or, more accurately, explain what the hell Facebook has been doing with our data.  But political efforts to save us …

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‘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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GDPR: How premium publishers come out ahead
GDPR: How premium publishers come out ahead

G-day is looming! On May 25, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will kick in and – despite the hype – many publishers aren’t ready for it.

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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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