Around the world, policymakers are focusing on ways to improve privacy frameworks. More than 120 countries currently have a privacy or data protection law enacted. Significant developments in the European Union, with the General Data Protection Regulation becoming applicable in May 2018, have had an impact on US based organizations that conduct business globally and on how regulators around the world think about privacy frameworks. Global approaches to privacy protection differ based on different legal traditions. Still, there is significant common ground in the commitment to empowering individuals with respect to the collection and use of personal data, and to protecting people against harm from the use of their data. FPF closely follows developments in EU policymaking and regulation supported by our local office in Brussels, as well as developments in APEC, and Latin America. We keep our stakeholders informed of relevant changes, case-law, guidance, policies, and legal requirements, while also providing background and in-depth analysis in order to support them in being ahead of key developments globally. FPF’s global work is led by Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna.
There has been a surge in questions posed by national courts to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in the past year on how various provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should be interpreted and applied in practice. They vary from understanding essential aspects of the fundamental right to the protection […]
On August 20, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released an updated regulation on car privacy and data security that comes into force on October 1, 2021.
The National People’s Congress (NPC) of China adopted on August 20, 2021 the first Chinese comprehensive data protection law, the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), less than a year after the first draft of the law was published. The NPC thus concluded its legislative process that saw two additional markups of the law since October […]
The Future of Privacy Forum’s Asia-Pacific office launches today in Singapore under the leadership of Dr. Clarisse Girot. As Director of the FPF Asia-Pacific office, she is responsible for developing and implementing FPF’s strategy in the world’s biggest and most populated region. We have asked Dr. Girot to share her thoughts for FPF’s blog on […]
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has appointed Clarisse Girot, PhD, LLM, an expert on Asian and European privacy legislation, to lead its new FPF Asia-Pacific office based in Singapore as Director. This new office expands FPF’s international reach in Asia and complements FPF’s offices in the U.S., Europe, and Israel, as well as partnerships […]
At the intersection of AI and Data Protection law: Automated Decision-Making Rules, a Global Perspective (CPDP LatAm Panel)
On Thursday, 15th of July 2021, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) organised during the CPDP LatAm Conference a panel titled ‘At the Intersection of AI and Data Protection law: Automated Decision Making Rules, a Global Perspective’. The aim of the Panel was to explore how existing data protection laws around the world apply to profiling and automated decision making practices.
Insights into the Future of Data Protection Enforcement: Regulatory Strategies of European Data Protection Authorities for 2021-2022
The Future of Privacy Forum released a report that brings “Insights into the future of data protection enforcement: Regulatory strategies of European Data Protection Authorities for 2021-2022”. The European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are arguably the most powerful data protection and privacy regulators in the world, having been granted by the European Union’s General Data […]
Spotlight on the Emerging Chinese Data Protection Framework: Lessons Learned from the Unprecedented Investigation of Didi Chuxing
As China is making headlines with its ramped up efforts to build a comprehensive data protection, privacy and cybersecurity legal framework with broad extraterritorial effects, a recent landmark enforcement action of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) against one of the largest tech companies in the country shines a light on how the future privacy […]
Event Recap: Dublin Privacy Symposium 2021, Designing for Trust: Enhancing Transparency & Preventing User Manipulation
Key Takeaways The biggest challenge to increase UX transparency may be encouraging people to make deliberate decisions from a UX design perspective. Even designers’ color and shape choices in UI can be subtle ‘dark patterns’ that might even prevent, e.g., color-blind users from understanding the options at hand. Organizations should ask themselves whether they should […]
FPF and Data Privacy Brasil Webinar: Understanding ‘Legitimate Interests’ as a lawful ground under the LGPD
Author: Katerina Demetzou On Thursday, 20th of May 2021, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Data Privacy Brasil (DPB) co-hosted an online event for launching the English translation of a Report on Legitimate Interests as a lawful ground for processing personal data under Brazil’s Data Protection Law, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados […]