• UK.Gov's Brexiteers warned not to push for divergence on data protection laws 19/02/2018
    However, TechUK said that "UK tech companies are clear that this is not a view held by the sector", as they want to see the UK fully comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. This is because, for a start, the UK helped to shape the regulation and companies are investing heavily in meeting ...
  • Are Companies Ready to Implement GDPR-compliant Data Protection? 19/02/2018
    Much has been said about the potential onslaught of the European Commission's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Although the critical survival steps that you'll need to follow to get compliant have been covered, there's a big difference between identifying the need and actually addressing ...
  • Facebook's tracking of non-users ruled illegal again 19/02/2018
    It's also worth noting that GDPR strengthens the EU's consent requirements for processing personal data — so it's certainly not going to be easier for Facebook to obtain consents for this type of background tracking under the new framework. (The still being formulated ePrivacy Regulation is also relevant ...
  • Boris Johnson and Liam Fox's GDPR stance 'extremely unhelpful' for events industry 19/02/2018
    Other members of the tech sector have accused Johnson and Fox of showing a "fundamental misunderstanding" of EU regulations. The new GDPR regulations, which begin in May, will expand the definition of personal data to include not just names, addresses and bank records. It will expand to include ...

RSS European Data Protection Supervisor

  • Accountability in practice 30/01/2018
    A new Regulation governing data processing by the EU institutions, bodies and agencies will soon replace the current Regulation 45/2001. To raise awareness on the current and new data protection rules the EDPS organised a series of workshops in Luxembourg this week. Video of training is available here Read blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.
  • EDPS Newsletter 57 25/01/2018
    Ten things you might have missed in 2017: The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!
  • EAG Report 2018 24/01/2018
    The report by the EDPS' Ethics Advisory Group will help advance the debate on digital ethics that the EDPS will continue, focusing on how we can make technology work in the interests of human dignity, culminating at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners which the EDPS will co-host in October 2018.
  • Time running out to ensure effective data protection in the EU institutions 21/01/2018
    Through the GDPR, the EU has lead the way in safeguarding fundamental rights in the digital age. Read latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.

RSS Privacy

  • Colorado Legislature Continues to Push Privacy and Data Security Legislation in Wake of Equifax 19/02/2018
    During his remarks, co-sponsor Cole Wist (R-Arapahoe County) stated that the legislation would provide some of the strongest protections for consumers in the country. The Colorado legislature's efforts are another reminder that states are continuing to take the lead in enacting privacy and cybersecurity ...
  • Artificial Intelligence: Privacy and Legal Issues 19/02/2018
    The era of big data led to companies all over the world embracing data as a key competitor driver. The more they knew about their operations, customers and products, the more successful they would be. And now these same companies are embracing artificial intelligence (AI) in order to make sense of ...
  • Facebook's tracking of non-users ruled illegal again 19/02/2018
    Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track Internet users across the web. Facebook uses data it collects in this way to sell targeted advertising. The social media ...
  • Trespassing aliens; Garbage privacy; Brand your calves 19/02/2018
    1 that Idaho's “ag-gag” law is unconstitutional. The case stemmed from 2012, when Mercy for Animals, an animal rights organization, went undercover to videotape cruelty to animals raised and slaughtered in the state's $2.5 billion dairy industry. Nation of Change reports, “Idaho felt a deep threat,” so it ...