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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…

ACLU calls for tech firms to lobby for surveillance reform

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…

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

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…

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

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.

EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer deal faces legal challenge
Privacy

Why privacy is the killer app 

7:00 am PDT • August 9, 2016

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…

Why privacy is the killer app 

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…

EU-US Privacy Shield open for sign ups from today

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…

EU-US Privacy Shield now officially adopted but criticisms linger

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 today agreeing to support…

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

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,…

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

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…

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

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…

Startups to Congress: Strong data security keeps us competitive

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Facebook Ordered To Stop Tracking Non-Users In France

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…

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

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…

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

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,…

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

With a January 31 deadline looming and the Judicial Redress Act languishing in the Senate, it is imperative for Congress to act quickly to take an important step in finding…

Small Businesses Need Quick Action On Safe Harbor

As negotiations on a key transatlantic data-transfer agreement enter the final week, before the EU’s end of January deadline, senior US and EU officials have been discussing the state of…

US-EU Safe Harbor Data-Transfer Talks Enter Final Week

As the three-month deadline for Europe and the U.S. to agree a new transatlantic data transfer deal looms, EC officials are briefing that the U.S. needs to do more to…

EU-US Safe Harbor Data Flow Talks Still Sticking On Surveillance

Look around any crowded place nowadays and it’s quite clear that many of us have literally become prisoners of our own devices: smartphones, tablets, laptops — anything and everything with…

A Wake-Up Call To Fight Government Surveillance

The beauty of the cloud is the promise of simplification and standardization — without regard to physical or geographic boundaries. It’s this “any time, any place, any device” flexibility that…

The Cloud’s Biggest Threat Are Data Sovereignty Laws

Facebook’s least favorite Austrian, lawyer and privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, has updated his data protection complaints against the social network giant in the light of the recent EJC strikedown of…

With No European Safe Harbor, Facebook Faces Privacy Complaints On Multiple Fronts

The European Commission has said it wants ongoing talks with the U.S. to agree a so-called ‘Safe Harbor 2.0’ agreement on data transfers to be completed by January 2016 –…

Europe Sets Out Three-Month Timetable To Seal New Data-Transfer Deal With U.S.

Rooted in history and deep-seated cultural beliefs, the European Court of Justice’s recent decision to invalidate a major data-sharing agreement should be as unsurprising as it is unsettling to U.S.…

What Startups Need To Know About The Safe Harbor Ruling In Europe

A group of U.S. and EU digital rights organizations and consumer NGOs — including the EFF, the U.S. Center for Digital Democracy, the European Consumer Organization and Privacy International –…

Call For Robust Privacy Legislation In Wake Of EU Safe Harbor Strike-Down

As we’ve recently pointed out, here on TC, T&Cs suck. But what sucks even more than impenetrable, multi-clause legalese that no-one reads is the fact these unlovely documents can change…

T&Cs Change Tracker Puts Shifting Small-Print In The Spotlight

The European Court of Justice has today declared invalid the Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement that has governed EU data flows across the Atlantic for some fifteen years.

Europe’s Top Court Strikes Down ‘Safe Harbor’ Data-Transfer Agreement With U.S.

Editor’s note: Sid Venkatesan is an IP partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. James Freedman is an associate in Orrick’s IP group and a recent Stanford Law School graduate. Online content…

Recent YouTube, Veoh Copyright Infringement Rulings Help To Unpack Safe Harbor Guidelines