Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 April 2021)

Other Developments The White House has finally named its nominees to be the first National Cyber Director and the next Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director. In a statement, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced that President Joe Biden’s intention “to nominate Chris Inglis as National Cyber Director and Jen Easterly as the Director … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 April 2021)

EDPB Weighs In On Virtual Voice Assistants

The EU’s GDPR watchdog details its views on how the Siris, Alexas, and Assistants can stay on the right side of EU law. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) is asking for feedback on draft guidance on “virtual voice assistants” (VVA) like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Assistant, and how the General Data Protection … Continue reading EDPB Weighs In On Virtual Voice Assistants

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (6 April 2021)

Other Developments The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) reversed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that Facebook’s login notification text system, especially its database of phone numbers, violated a federal law barring abusive telemarketing practices. The case turned on whether Facebook’s system is an “automatic telephone … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (6 April 2021)

CJEU Rules Out Police Electronic Surveillance In Most Cases

The EU’s top court ruled against Estonia police who used electronic surveillance to catch an alleged criminal. This ruling could shape the ePrivacy Regulation the bloc is considering. I will switching to a new platform soon. In the near future, I will be using The Wavelength as my primary means of sharing my output on … Continue reading CJEU Rules Out Police Electronic Surveillance In Most Cases

A Revised ePrivacy Regulation Proposed

A key stakeholder has proposed changes to the EC’s four-year old proposed ePrivacy Regulation, moving matters to the EU Parliament.  Council of the European Union (Council) has released a long awaited compromise draft of the ePrivacy Regulation, a rewrite of the European Union’s existing rules on the privacy of electronic communications. This new law is … Continue reading A Revised ePrivacy Regulation Proposed

ePrivacy Exception Proposed

Late last month, a broad exception to the EU’s privacy regulations became effective. My apologies. The first version of this post erroneously asserted the derogation to the ePrivacy Directive had been enacted. It has not, and this post has been re-titled and updated to reflect this fact. As the European Union (EU) continues to work … Continue reading ePrivacy Exception Proposed