The below piece was originally published on Medium. For a version with humorous images, head to the original post. A ‘notice and consent’ privacy law puts the entire burden of privacy protection on the person and then it doesn’t really give them any choice. The GDPR does the opposite of this. There is so much […]
By Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna and Sasha Hondagneu-Messner The Future of Privacy Forum organized a panel at the 2019 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference in Brussels to discuss the limits and benefits of the right to data portability as introduced by the GDPR. This panel was chaired by Thomas Zerdick (EDPS), moderated by Stacey Gray (FPF), and […]
As of today, companies have the ability to self-certify as members of the EU-US Privacy Shield. It may also be a good day to review the Safe Harbor language many companies have retained in their privacy policies.
Today’s finalization of the US-EU Privacy Shield agreement preserves an important data transfer mechanism that is supported by robust privacy safeguards. But for the long term EU-US relationship, it is important to see Privacy Shield as the beginning of a process, not the end.
Today, EU member states strongly supported finalization of the EU-US Privacy Shield, a renewed framework for transatlantic data flows that replaces the EU-US Safe Harbor arrangement. The Privacy Shield agreement enables member companies to transfer data between the EU and US, subject to privacy safeguards and commitments.
We are pleased to present this guest post from Prof. Lokke Moerel, a leading EU privacy lawyer. We think her blog and paper are fascinating and important contributions to the current discussion of key privacy topics, including big data, the Internet of Things, and EU data protection laws.
The University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR) is accepting applications for its fourth annual Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy which will be held from July 4-8, 2016.
In a historic decision last October, the European Court of Justice struck down Safe Harbor, one of the most relied upon legal agreements to transfer data between Europe and the U.S. At stake were some of the surveillance programs put in place by the NSA to gather data about both U.S. and foreign individuals.
Today the US political news website The Hill carried an opinion piece by Future of Privacy Forum staff on the EUCJ’s Safe Harbor ruling. Executive Director Jules Polonetsky and Legal & Policy Fellow Bénédicte Dambrine write of the challenges the ruling creates for European companies, workers, students, and educational institutions, and asked that policymakers […]
APEC’s Data Privacy Subgroup concluded its 2014 meetings in Beijing, China earlier this week. The Future of Privacy Forum participated in these meetings as a member of the U.S. delegation. The biggest development of the week was Canada’s submission of its Notice of Intent to participate in the Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. After […]