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Brexit data transfer gaps a risk for UK startups, MPs told

The uncertainty facing digital businesses as a result of Brexit was front and center during a committee session in the UK parliament today, with experts including the UK’s information commission

Facebook is trying to block Schrems II privacy referral to EU top court

Facebook’s lawyers are attempting to block a High Court decision in Ireland, where its international business is headquartered, to refer a long-running legal challenge to the bloc’s top co

Privacy Shield now facing questions via legal challenge to Facebook data flows

The Irish High Court has referred for a second time a legal challenge to Facebook’s EU-US data transfers to Europe’s top court, seeking a preliminary ruling on a series of fundamental ques

Australia latest to open probe into Facebook data scandal

Australia’s privacy watchdog has opened an investigation into Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Yesterday Facebook revealed that more users than previously tho

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
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