The context and possible implications of Advocate General Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe’s opinion in Data Protection Commissions v. Facebook Ireland.
Latest in Privacy Shield
The advocate general’s opinion details some important new jurisprudence about how the EU may look at foreign intelligence surveillance in the future.
There’s a lot going on in the privacy and data protection world. But one of the most pressing issues is the uncertain fate of Privacy Shield, the framework governing the flow of data between the EU and the U.S. for commercial purposes.
On Oct. 18, the European Commission (EC) released its report on the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, the agreement that ensures privacy protections for cross-border transfers of European data, or data concerning European individuals, to the United States.
The European Commission released its first annual report on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the agreement that allows cross-border data transfers of European citizens' personal information to the United States. The commission finds that overall, the Privacy Shield ensures an adequate level of protection. Read the press release and the full report below:
Yesterday’s Executive Order on “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” triggered alarm among privacy advocates in the U.S. and EU about the continued viability of the economically important Privacy Shield agreement.
As the new administration takes office this week, we will start to see just how literally to take Donald Trump's pronouncements and the promised targeting of his predecessor’s executive orders for immediate destruction. Trade policy appointments signal that statements about being aggressive against barriers to trade should be taken very literally. Wilbur Ross, the prospective Commerce Secretary; Peter Navarro, tapped to lead a new Trade Council on the White House staff; and Robert Lighthizer, designated U.S.
The podcast is back with a bang from its hiatus. Our guest, Scott DePasquale, is the CEO of Utilidata, an electric utility IoT and cybersecurity company. Scott talks about his contribution to the Internet Security Alliance’s upcoming book, The Cyber Security Social Contract.
This week’s news roundup is dominated by the Ninth Circuit and the European Union. The EU parliament has approved the Privacy Shield that replaces the Safe Harbor. Michael Vatis, Alan Cohn and I ask whether companies should seek protection under what may prove to be a pretty leaky Shield.
European hypocrisy on data protection is a lot like the weather. Everyone complains about it but no one does anything about it. Until today.