EDPB Releases Draft Guidelines On “Relevant And Reasoned Objection”

The EDPB seeks to define when a DPA would have criticism of a draft GDPR decision another DPA would need to heed. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued a draft of its construction of a key authority in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) designed to guide and coordinate investigations that cross borders … Continue reading EDPB Releases Draft Guidelines On “Relevant And Reasoned Objection”

Five Eyes Again Lean On Tech About Encryption

In the latest demand, the usual suspects are joined by two new nations in urging tech to stop using default encryption and to essentially build backdoors. The Five Eyes (FVEY) intelligence alliance plus two Asian nations have released an “International Statement: End-To-End Encryption and Public Safety,” which represents the latest FVEY salvo in their campaign … Continue reading Five Eyes Again Lean On Tech About Encryption

Commerce White Paper on Schrems II

The U.S. tries to lay out the reasons why data can still be transferred from the EU The Trump Administration has released a crib sheet they are hoping United States (U.S.) multinationals will have success in using to argue to data protection authorities (DPA) in the European Union that their Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) and … Continue reading Commerce White Paper on Schrems II

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 September)

Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 30: Diversity in CybersecurityOctober 7: Defending our DemocracyOne can register … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 September)

EDPB Releases Guidance

The EDPB tries to clear up who is and is not a controller or processor and wades into the world of social media and targeting. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has released for comment two sets of guidelines for input to elucidate portions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In the draft Guidelines … Continue reading EDPB Releases Guidance

CPRA Analyzed

The CCPA follow on bill on the ballot in California will significantly change how the state regulates privacy, which will set the de facto standard for the U.S. in the absence of federal legislation.       With the “California Privacy Rights Act” (CPRA) having been successfully added to the November ballot on which Californians will vote … Continue reading CPRA Analyzed

EDPB Steps Into Twitter Investigation

The body that consists of and oversees the EU’s DPAs will use its power under the GDPR to resolve  a dispute between agencies over the punishment for Twitter’s data breaches. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) will soon have the opportunity to use a key power for the first time since its inception in order … Continue reading EDPB Steps Into Twitter Investigation

National Privacy Legislation Stalled in U.S.

The chances for U.S. privacy legislation are worse now than they were before the pandemic.  However, there may be some decision points approaching.      A few weeks into the traditional August recess, Congress is no closer to enacting federal privacy legislation than before the pandemic. In fact, such legislation may be further from being sent … Continue reading National Privacy Legislation Stalled in U.S.

EDPB Issues FAQs On Privacy Shield Decision

While the EDPB does not provide absolute answers on how US entities looking to transfer EU personal data should proceed, the agencies provide their best thinking on what the path forward looks like. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates … Continue reading EDPB Issues FAQs On Privacy Shield Decision

Further Reading and Other Developments (17 July)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Speaking of which, the Technology Policy Update is being published daily during the week, and here are the Other Developments and Further Reading from this week. Other Developments … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (17 July)