From the The 10th international Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) Conference in Brussels organised by KU Leuven Center for IT &IP Law Chair Damian Clifford, CiTiP KU Leuven (BE) Moderator Brendan Van Alsenoy, Belgian Privacy Commission (BE) Panel Orla Lynskey, London School of Economics (UK), Andrew McStay, Bangor University (UK), Gawain Morrison, Sensum (IE), Anne-Lise Sibony, Université catholique de Louvain (BE) Technological developments are now rendering it pos
Speaking at the CPDP conference in Brussels today, Axel Voss, MEP and member of the European Parliament's LIBE committee said that there is an urgent need for more interpretations on the GDPR. He said that the DPAs should clarify concepts very quickly so that the Regulation will come to life. "We also need to think about protecting privacy, not just data protection. Is this possible as a legal definition?" He said that the EU Commission has not fully achieved its goal of harm
The ICO has added some information to its GDPR guidance document, indicating the areas where the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party will issue guidance, and areas on which the ICO is currently concentrating. The ICO aims to publish guidance in early 2017 on contracts and liability, consent and children’s data.
“As we develop the Overview we will treat it as a living document, expanding the text as necessary to cover particular points as they develop. The Overview c
On January 12, 2017, Swiss Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann announced the approval of the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as a valid legal mechanism to comply with Swiss requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States. The Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework will immediately replace the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor immediately. To give organizations the time needed to review the Privacy Shield Principles and the commitments they enta
In the past few years, Dutch EDRi member Bits of Freedom has put a lot
of effort into trying to stop the Dutch hacking proposal. The proposal
would grant Dutch law enforcement agencies the authority to remotely
access electronic devices. In December 2016, the law was passed in Dutch
Parliament. Sadly, without the improvements that the law desperately needed.
The legislative process
The plans for this bill became public in 2012. In June 2013, a bill was
launched for p
Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates announced today that the Justice Department is issuing, for the first time, department-wide procedures on eyewitness identification, which will apply to agents at FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the U.S. Marshals Service, and which will guide federal prosecutors when deciding whether to charge a case involving an eyewitness identification. The new procedures were o
Argentina has adopted a new regulation on international transfers of personal data which allows companies to use model contract clauses.
Pablo Palazzi, partner at the law firm Allende & Brea in Buenos Aires, Argentina, says that under the new regulation the DPA has approved a model form for international transfers to a data controller and also another form for transfer to a data processor for rendering services. ‘The model is partly based on the EU model with some changes.
The International Telecommunication Union has announced an access to information policy that does not appear to cover “Study Groups,” important committees that draft policies, and that exempts disclosure of “sensitive” information. These and other elements of the access policy announced Jan. 2 seem consistent with ad hoc practices put in place in recent years that partially eliminated the “pay wall” that had prevented public access to many ITU documents. Prior to the 2014 ref