The recent Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) report on Russia’s efforts to “undermine public faith in the US democratic process” through “an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election” also warns that similar influence operations could be waged against US allies, including France (where I’m from) and Germany. Both countries are set to hold elections in 2017 that will be crucial to the future of the EU.
Latest in EU Data Protection Regulation
I have a close friend who used to work in government and is now out in the private world. S/he (I will use "he" henceforth, but without a gender indication to be inferred from its use) has ten years of experience dealing with the EU Data Protection authorities, both inside government and outside. Given his current position, he can't speak to the issue on in his own name, but over the many years I have found his insights and thoughts useful in understanding issues relating to privacy and Europe.
Essentially Equivalent: A Comparison of the Legal Orders for Privacy and Data Protection in the E.U. and U.S.
Sidley Austin has released Essentially Equivalent: A Comparison of the Legal Orders for Privacy and Data Protection in the European Union and United States. The report—authored by a transatlantic team of attorneys and addressed to senior European officials and policymakers—provides a substantive roadmap for the comparative analysis of United States and E.U.