“Easy privacy information via icons? Yes, you can!”: The European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) Data Protection Icons win transparency contest organized by the Italian Data Protection Authority

We are very pleased to announce that the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) is among the winners of the Italian Data Protection Authority’s “Easy privacy information via icons? Yes, you can!” data protection icons contest! Launched on 15 March 2021, the contest called upon members of the public to develop a set of icons which may be ...

“EU AND GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS” COURSE WEEK 7: The “Bigger Picture”

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Today marks the seventh and final lecture of the “EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course in the ECPC Advanced Master in Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Management! After today’s lecture, students will have acquired a solid understanding of the multifaceted EU data protection and cybersecurity landscape thanks to the lectures and tutorials on EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals led by myself and our other expert ...

IT’S TUTORIAL TIME! WEEK 6: A CYBERSECURITY READING OF THE GDPR

Thursday is problem-based learning tutorial day in the “EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course! Following Monday’s lecture in which the students of the Advanced Master in Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Management have been provided with a cybersecurity reading of the GDPR,  today’s tutorial will require them to discuss and prepare a presentation on the difference between two key concepts with respect to data protection and cybersecurity: anonymized ...

ICTLC expands to Athens, Greece through partnership with Spiros Tassis

We are extremely proud to announce that ICTLC has signed a partnership in Greece with Tassis & Associates Law Office. ICTLC Greece is based in Athens and led by Spiros Tassis, a highly renowned international lawyer with more than 20 years of experience advising entities in the areas of TMT, Privacy and ICT law. The Greek team ...

“EU AND GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS” COURSE WEEK 6: A CYBERSECURITY READING OF THE GDPR

Today my lecture in the “EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course  will present a cybersecurity reading of the GDPR. After having learned about computer security technology and its principles, and having familiarized themselves with the most relevant EU cybersecurity legal sources, the students are now ready to bridge the connection with personal data protection! One of the aims of this course is to ...

Data geopolitics: The UK is moving fast on data transfers with possible adequacy for the Dubai International Financial Centre

The United Kingdom (UK) is demonstrating its agility on data transfers after leaving the European Union (EU). Through its global data plans and new strategic alliances (i.e., adequacy procedures) the UK is moving ahead to reshape international data flows and the global digital economy. The United States, Australia, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the Dubai International Finance Centre, ...

The future of EU-US data transfers

Last week I was interviewed by Laurie Clarke about the future of EU-US data transfers and what the US needs to do to make a new agreement a reality. Read “After a year of limbo a EU-US data privacy agreement still hangs in the balance” published in Tech Monitor, part of the New Statesman Media ...

The challenging job of Supervisory Authorities under the GDPR

How can the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) be effectively enforced so as to uphold fundamental rights and freedoms and at the same time, allow for the free flow of data within the Union? This is a question I have been pondering since well before Monday’s publication of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties’s (ICCL) 2021 report on the ...

The UK’s “data challenge” to the EU

This blog post is a re-elaboration of my interview this morning with Luca Bertuzzi, Digital & Media Editor from EurActiv, available here. Today the UK unveiled its “post-Brexit global data plans to boost growth, increase trade and improve healthcare”, which also include a multi-billion pound partnership with the US, Australia and the Republic of Korea.  Secretary of State ...

How data minimization, data quality, and storage limitation can help in the fight against climate change

Over the last 20 years, access to cheap computational capacity has increasingly led to the harvesting of more and more personal data, without having to worry too much about costs related to data storage and processing activities. For this very reason (and all too often), data sets are offhandedly replicated, databases are left unmanaged, and the same ...