Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (18 November)

Further Reading “Trump fires top DHS official who refuted his claims that the election was rigged” By Ellen Nakashima and Nick Miroff — The Washington Post. As rumored, President Donald Trump has decapitated the United States’ (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Director Christopher Krebs was fired via Twitter, after … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (18 November)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (17 November)

Further Reading “How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps” By Joseph Cox — Vice’s Motherboard. This article confirms the entirely foreseeable: the Department of Defense and its contractors are obtaining and using personal information from smartphones all over the world. Given this practice is common in United States’ (U.S.) law enforcement agencies, … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (17 November)

EDPB Publishes Schrems II Recommendations; EU Parliament Issues Draft SCC Revisions

The EU takes steps to respond to the CJEU’s striking down of the EU-US Privacy Shield by augmenting SCCs and other transfer mechanisms. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published recommendations for entities exporting and importing the personal data of European Union (EU) residents in light of the court decision striking down the adequacy decision … Continue reading EDPB Publishes Schrems II Recommendations; EU Parliament Issues Draft SCC Revisions

EDPB Concludes First Use of Powers To Resolve Differences Between DPAs in Twitter Enforcement Action

The EDPB announces but does not release its release on the dispute between SAs in the EU over the appropriate punishment for Twitter’s data breaches. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has used its powers under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the first time to resolve a dispute between data protection authorities (DPA) … Continue reading EDPB Concludes First Use of Powers To Resolve Differences Between DPAs in Twitter Enforcement Action

Schrems II Guidance

The agency that oversees the data protection of EU agencies has laid out its view on how they should comply with the GDPR after the EU-US Privacy Shield. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published a strategy detailing how European Union (EU) agencies and bodies should comply with the Court of Justice of the … Continue reading Schrems II Guidance

EDPB Data Protection By Design and Default Guidance

The EU’s arbiter on the GDPR explains what it considers data by design and default that complies with the GDPR. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB or Board) issued “Guidelines 4/2019 on Article 25 Data Protection by Design and by Default Version 2.0,” which is “general guidance on the obligation of Data Protection by Design … Continue reading EDPB Data Protection By Design and Default Guidance

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 (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)