“WiFi for everyone”

Last week European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the Union speech in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Two major points of the Address included Connectivity, or WiFi for everyone (can we get a big ‘Amen’?), and Copyright. "We propose today to equip every European village and every city with free ...

Changing the privacy game: Class action lawsuits

The decision of the Austrian Supreme Court on 12 September 2016 to refer the class action suit brought against Facebook by Privacy advocate Max Schrems to the European Court of Justice will have widespread consequences for both companies and consumers in Europe. Class actions on privacy-related matters represent a game changer for both consumers and businesses ...

European eHealth Week 2016

European eHealth Week 2016 took place last week in Amstedam. Trust was a central theme at the conference. Trust is especially important in the digital economy and is indispensable in eHealth and mHealth. For that reason an industry Code of Conduct has been developed at the urging of the European Commission. “The Code of Conduct aims ...

Goodbye Safe Harbor, Hello Privacy Shield

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The legal texts that establish the functioning of the Privacy Shield have been published On the 29th of February, the European Commission issued the long awaited legal texts that will put in place the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, along with a draft adequacy decision, a Communication summarising the actions taken over the last years to restore trust ...

Privacy shield still on hold

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Delays in Article 31 Committee deliberations leave us wondering when the new deal will be in place. Once Artilce 31 gives its consent to the new Safe Harbor the European Commission will adopt the current draft adequacy decision which would allow data to be legally tranferred to the United States and other third countries ...