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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EU Wants Data Protection to Go Hand in Hand with Trade Deals
EU Wants Data Protection to Go Hand in Hand with Trade Deals

Europe is trying to work out a way to have its data protection cake, without it being gobbled up in trade agreements, but “sympathetic consideration” could lead to loopholes.

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Europe wants to tackle fake news — if it could only define it first
Europe wants to tackle fake news — if it could only define it first

Fake news is a cultural problem, it needs a cultural solution — over-reliance on technical solutions is a short term fix that could actually make matters a lot worse.

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Considering a pan-European personal pension product
Considering a pan-European personal pension product

Interview with Sophie in ‘t Veld, rapporteur for a pan European personal pension product (PEPP)

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