CJEU Puts Limits On Electronic Communications Surveillance

The EU’s highest court rules against three nations that tried to require that communications providers  hand over location data and traffic data in bulk. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a pair of rulings (here and here) on the extent to which European Union (EU) nations may engage in bulk, … Continue reading CJEU Puts Limits On Electronic Communications Surveillance

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 (22 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 23: Leading the Digital TransformationSeptember 30: Diversity in CybersecurityOctober 7: … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22 September)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (21 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 16: Key Cyber InsightsSeptember 23: Leading the Digital TransformationSeptember 30: … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (21 September)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 September)

Coming Events The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights Subcommittee will hold a hearing on 15 September titled “Stacking the Tech: Has Google Harmed Competition in Online Advertising?.” In their press release, Chair Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) asserted:Google is the dominant player in online advertising, a business … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 September)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (8 September)

Here is today’s Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission will hold a hearing on 9 September on "U.S.-China Relations in 2020: Enduring Problems and Emerging Challenges” to “evaluate key developments in China's economy, military capabilities, and foreign relations, during 2020.”On 10 September, the General … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (8 September)

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.

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (21 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. Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold its fifth annual PrivacyCon on 21 July and has released … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (21 July)

Europe’s Highest Court Strikes Down Privacy Shield

The agreement that has been allowing US companies to transfer the personal data of EU residents to the US was found to be invalid under EU law. The EU’s highest court seem to indicate standard contractual clauses, a frequently used means to transfer data, may be acceptable. First things first, if you would like to … Continue reading Europe’s Highest Court Strikes Down Privacy Shield

EU’s Highest Court Rules Against Facebook

In seeming contradiction of its recent decision in Google v. CNIL, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU or Court) has ruled that European Union (EU) law allows EU nations to order platforms the host content like in Facebook in this case to remove illegal content or any identical or equivalent illegal content … Continue reading EU’s Highest Court Rules Against Facebook