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 (5 April 2021)

Other Developments United States (U.S.) and European Union (EU) negotiators continue to work towards a new arrangement that would once again allow the personal data of EU residents to be imported to the U.S. for processing under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The U.S. and EU have been in talks since last July when … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (5 April 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (29 March 2021)

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State Google Antitrust Suit Widens

One of the Google antitrust suits expands to encompass a recently announced “privacy” measure the tech giant will institute on Chrome. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) announced additional states and territories have joined the antitrust suit he is leading against Google. He also filed a revised and expanded complaint that brings additional claims against … Continue reading State Google Antitrust Suit Widens

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)

EDPS and EDPB Assess The EC’s Data Governance Act

The EU’s data regulators urge EU stakeholders to revise a bill to allow for the sharing of data as part of the EC’s Digital Strategy. The European Union’s (EU) bloc-wide data protection regulators have assessed the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to establish a new data sharing and usage regime. This new system would work alongside … Continue reading EDPS and EDPB Assess The EC’s Data Governance Act

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

Epic Games Asks EC To Investigate Apple

The maker of Fortnite filed an antitrust action against Apple in the EU; A UK court rules on Epic Games action, giving it a split decision. Epic Games sought to contest Apple and Google’s decisions to remove the maker of popular multi-player game, Fortnite, from their application stores last summer after the game maker started … Continue reading Epic Games Asks EC To Investigate Apple