Results of the 3rd review of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield are finally here

Today, 23 October 2019, the European Commission published its report on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, to which approximately 5,000 companies are participating. The results of the Report are largely positive and confirm that the US ensures an adequate level of protection for the data transferred to it from the EU. Furthermore, in the Report, ...

EU Commission and Parliament take stock on Data Protection in the EU

Today, 25 July 2019, the European Commission and the European Parliament published a Communication outlining the state of data protection in the EU. The document touches on consistent implementation of the GDPR, how the new governance system is working, and the impact that it has had, also in a global level, in terms of citizens ...

Věra Jourová: SCCs to be modernised

In her intervention at the "The General Data Protection Regulation one year on: Taking stock in the EU and beyond" event held on 13 June 2019, Commissioner Věra Jourová discussed the state of the art of the GDPR, also with the aim of providing input to the next Commission who "will have to start working ...

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION AND THE USE OF INFORMATION TO FIGHT ONLINE-TERRORIST PROPAGANDA, RECRUITMENT, AND RADICALIZATION: Part II

I ended my last blog post by asking, "What information and under which circumstances can and should LEAs remove terrorist propaganda from social media platforms and other websites?  When would such actions fall under the scope of the EU data protection framework?" In this second blog post of my exploration into the matter based on an upcoming ...

Europe and Japan to speak the same privacy language

On 17 July 2018, the EU and Japan announced the conclusion of discussions on reciprocal adequacy of their legal systems, agreeing to create the world's largest area of safe data flows.  You can read the official press release here. The successful conclusion of the EU-Japan data protection-related talks is very good news for everyone. It will ...

Coordinated approach to #ArtificialIntelligence for Europe

On April 25th the European Commission published an official communication "Artificial Intelligence for Europe {SWD(2018) 137 final}" in which it stressed the importance of having a coordinated approach to AI in order to take full advantage of the benefits that it can bring to EU member states and to society in general. In fact, in early April 24 ...