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EU uses Privacy Shield review to press for reform of U.S. foreign surveillance law

A one-year-old data transfer mechanism that's used by thousands of companies to authorize transfers of personal data between the European Union and the U.S. for processing has been given the thumbs up

Challenge to data transfer tool used by Facebook will go to Europe’s top court

Facebook has bought itself a little more time over a major legal challenge in Europe after the Irish High Court decided not to strike down a b2b mechanism it uses to transfer user data to the U.S. for

EU-US Privacy Shield remains precariously placed

The EU-US Privacy Shield appears to be weathering the storm of a Trump presidency -- for now. But it could take just a single stroke of Trump's pen to bring the entire arrangement toppling down.

ACLU calls for tech firms to lobby for surveillance reform

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has put out a fresh call for tech companies to push for reform of the surveillance regime in the U.S., warning of the added urgency given new U.S. President D

On data protection Brexit means mirroring EU rules, confirms UK minister

What does Brexit mean for UK data protection rules? Likely mirroring the major part of EU data protection law, according to UK digital minister Matt Hancock, who was giving evidence to a House of Lord

Trump order strips privacy rights from non-U.S. citizens, could nix EU-US data flows

An Executive Order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump in his first few days in office could jeopardize a six-month-old data transfer framework that enables EU citizens' personal data to flow to the

EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer deal faces legal challenge

The European Commission's newly minted data-sharing arrangement with the U.S. -- the EU-US Privacy Shield -- is facing a legal challenge on privacy grounds.

Why privacy is the killer app 

Our world looks very different from when Steve Jobs held aloft the first iPhone in 2007. Marketers didn’t use technology beyond their website analytics, email marketing and display ads. It’s clear

EU-US Privacy Shield open for sign ups from today

U.S. companies needing to transfer personal data of European customers across the Atlantic can now sign up to a new framework to govern such data transfers, with the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield up

EU-US Privacy Shield now officially adopted but criticisms linger

The European Commission has formally adopted a new framework for governing personal data transfers between the EU and the US, replacing the prior Safe Harbor agreement which was invalidated last fall,

Europe’s new EU-US data flow deal clears final vote

The EU-US Privacy Shield, the cumbersomely christened replacement for the now defunct Safe Harbor transatlantic data transfer agreement, is rapidly approaching adoption, with Europe's Member States to

U.S. Government wants to step into European Facebook privacy legal challenge

European privacy campaigner Max Schrems' legal challenge to Facebook has already been credited with the demise of a fifteen-year-old data transfer arrangement between the region and the U.S. last year

More uncertainty over EU-U.S. data flows as Irish DPA warns on legality of model contract clauses

Another development in the slow unraveling of the legal regime governing EU-U.S. data flows: the Irish data protection agency has warned that one of the mechanisms currently being used by thousands of

Startups to Congress: Strong data security keeps us competitive

Over the past few weeks, Twilio has had the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and their staff who have taken on the difficult task of balancing security and privacy. We were struck by the s

European privacy watchdogs unhappy with draft EU-US data transfer deal

If you were under the impression that a new data transfer agreement had been locked down between Europe and the US -- to restore legal confidence in commercial data flows across the Atlantic -- think

Draft Text Of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Deal Fails To Impress The Man Who Slayed Safe Harbor

The draft text of an agreement between the EU and the US to establish a new self-certification framework governing transatlantic data flows aimed at ensuring data protection and privacy compliance whe

Facebook Ordered To Stop Tracking Non-Users In France

Yet more privacy problems for Facebook in Europe. Now the French data protection authority, the CNIL, has issued the company with a formal notice to get its house in order and comply with European dat

EU-US Data Transfers Won’t Be Blocked While Privacy Shield Details Are Hammered Out, Says WP29

The Article 29 Working Party, the body made up of representatives of individual European Member States' data protection authorities (DPAs), has said today that it will not be taking enforcement action

Europe And US Seal ‘Privacy Shield’ Data Transfer Deal To Replace Safe Harbor

A new transatlantic data transfer deal has been announced today between the EU and the US. The new EU-US Privacy Shield replaces the old Safe Harbor agreement, which was invalidated by the European Co

Safe Harbor Deadline Passes Without A New Deal On Transatlantic Data Flows — Yet

A deadline to agree a new deal to govern transatlantic data transfers has passed without agreement on a new, safer 'Safe Harbor'. But talks are continuing -- and Věra Jourová, the EC commissioner he
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