After a six-year hiatus, leading Bulgarian digital rights organisations
have revived their country's version of the Big Brother Awards.
Originated by EDRi member Privacy International in 1998, the concept of
Big Brother Awards have been adopted by multiple civil society
organisations in Europe and beyond. The event aims to increase awareness
about the misuse of personal data and the harms that this can bring to
individuals and society at large. On 3 February 2019, the 2
A test by EDRi member noyb, a European non-profit organisation for
privacy enforcement, shows structural violations of most streaming
services. In more than ten test cases noyb was able to identify
violations of Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation
(GDPR) in many shapes and forms by companies like Amazon, Apple, DAZN,
Spotify or Netflix. On 18 January 2019, noyb filed a wave of ten
strategic complaints against eight companies.
Under the new GDPR, users
With its judgments in April 2014 (Digital Rights Ireland ) and December
2016 (Tele2 ), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled
that blanket data retention was illegal under EU law. Rather than
repealing their illegal data retention laws, EU Member States have
instead adopted a tactic of ignoring the highest court of the European
Union under the pretence of a “common reflection process” with an expert
data retention working group under the Working Party o
The ICO has issued an international strategy which underlines its aim to retain a strong working relationship with its EU counterparts, as well as form new relationships and learn from other DPAs internationally. The ICO says that it will continue to work as a full member of the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, and as part of the new European Data Protection Board (EDPB), until the UK exits from the EU. "Recognising that our role may be in shaped by the Brexit neg
In the Queen's Speech (outlining the new government's programme) today, the UK government has made its intention clear to legislate to 'ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data' by implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the EU law enforcement Directive.
The background notes to the Queen's Speech state that the Data Protection Bill will have the following benefits:
. To meet the manifesto commitments
The ICO's draft guidance on how consent will be understood under the GDPR says that going forward, there must be a positive opt-in. Consent should be separate from other terms and conditions, and it should not generally be a pre-condition of signing up to a service. The GDPR specifically bans pre-ticked opt-in boxes. The GDPR's requirement of explicit consent requires a very clear and specific statement of consent. The ICO therefore advises the naming of any third parties who
An average internet user visits dozens of websites and hundreds of web
pages every day, most of which are kept in the history of our internet
browsers. But what if someone took this massive database of visited web
pages and cross-referenced them? A joint collaboration of Tactical Tech
and SHARE Lab researchers focused on discovering intentions, desires,
needs, and preferences of a person based on their browsing history.
Swiss journalist, called Mr J for the purposes o
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