Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (4 May 2021)

Other Developments The G7 nations have issued a ministerial declaration regarding their recent meeting “to discuss the digital and technology agenda under the theme of ‘building back better’.’” Clearly, the United States (U.S.) set the theme of the meeting even though the United Kingdom (UK) holds the presidency of the G7 at present. The G7 … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (4 May 2021)

EDPB Argues For Changes In And Subsequent Monitoring Of UK-EU Adequacy Decisions

The EDPB worries that an adequacy decision with the UK, as written, will impinge the rights of EU residents, especially with regard to the UK sharing personal data with the U.S. government. Twitter The EDPB worries that adequacy agreements with the UK could allow personal data to flow to the U.S. Cocktail Party The European … Continue reading EDPB Argues For Changes In And Subsequent Monitoring Of UK-EU Adequacy Decisions

EU Charts New Course On Technology

The EU again articulates grand ambitions in technology. To What degree will they be realized? The European Commission (EC) has revisited its data strategy and has revised its vision for how the European Union (EU) will transform itself and lead on global policy in the coming decade, or so the EC is aspiring. Twitter How … Continue reading EU Charts New Course On Technology

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 March 2021)

Other Developments Two provisions were attached to the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021” (H.R.1620) the House passed that would address the sharing of non-consensual sexual material. The fate of this bill is likely not positive in the Senate, however. Nonetheless, as summarized by House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s (D-SC) office:The amendment offered by … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 March 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 1, 2, 3, and 4 March 2021)

Further Reading “Millions of people’s data is at risk’ — Amazon insiders sound alarm over security” — By Vincent Mamancourt — Politico EU. Three whistleblowers are claiming that Amazon has widespread data protection and privacy issues, some of which may violate European Union (EU) or United States (U.S.) law. They claimed the company culture was … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 1, 2, 3, and 4 March 2021)

EDPS Outlines Objections To EU-UK Adequacy Decisions

One of the EU’s privacy and data protection watchdogs takes issue with what it sees as the EU negotiating away fundamental rights in its deal with the UK over its EU exit. European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Wojciech Wiewiórowski has rendered his opinion on the European Commission’s (EC) proposed adequacy decisions on the United Kingdom … Continue reading EDPS Outlines Objections To EU-UK Adequacy Decisions

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

Further Reading “A Hacker Tried to Poison a Florida City's Water Supply, Officials Say” By Andy Greenberg — WIRED. Given the fact that most water and sewage systems are linked to the internet, even their operational systems, it is surprising these sorts of incidents do not occur more frequently.“UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

EDPB and EDPS Issue Opinions On EC’s Draft SCCs

The EU’s two bloc-wide data protection entities weighed in on the EC’s proposed changes to SCCs, meant to satisfy the Schrems II ruling. The European Union’s (EU) data protection authorities have rendered their joint opinions on the European Commission’s (EC) draft revisions of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) permissible under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). … Continue reading EDPB and EDPS Issue Opinions On EC’s Draft SCCs

Preview of Senate Democratic Chairs

It’s not clear who will end up where, but new Senate chairs will change focus and agenda of committees and debate over the next two years. With the victories of Senators-elect Rafael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), control of the United States Senate will tip to the Democrats once Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (D) … Continue reading Preview of Senate Democratic Chairs

Privacy Shield Hearing

The focus was on how the U.S. and EU can reach agreement on an arrangement that will not be struck down by the EU’s highest court. Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the now invalidated European Union (EU)-United States (U.S.) Privacy Shield, a mechanism that allowed companies to … Continue reading Privacy Shield Hearing