100 cross-border cases in the Internal Market Information System (IMI) under investigation: consistency is paramount

After the second plenary meeting of the European Data Protection Board, which took place on 4 and 5 July 2018, a substantial increase in the number of complaints received by Supervisory authorities has emerged.  In fact, at present there are approximately 100 cross-border cases in the Internal Market Information System (IMI) under investigation. The first results ...

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 ...

Cambridge Analytica and the Concept of Fairness by Design

Just a few days ago the ICO published its "Investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns Investigation update" report that provides details with respect to the office of Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham's investigation of the widespread use of data analytics in electoral campaigns.  The report largely focuses on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica as ...

Let’s not forget about Data Protection by Design

One month after the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has become directly applicable in all EU Member States, I would like to take the opportunity to consider the importance of what I deem to be a fundamental pillar of privacy and data protection: Data Protection by Design/Default (“DPbD”). What is data protection ‘by design’ and ‘by default’? ...

A.I. – Artificial Insanity: Reflections on the resilience of human intelligence by Luca Bolognini

My fellow founding Partner at ICT Legal Consulting, Luca Bolognini, recently published a fascinating book that explores the digital world through a visionary lens. The book is entitled "A.I. - Artificial Insanity: Reflections on the resilience of human intelligence" and reflects on the future of artificial intelligence in the era of the Internet of Things and Big Data ...

#PrivacyShield does not provide adequate data protection for EU citizens

On 5 July 2018 MEPs passed a resolution (303 votes to 223, 29 abstentions) to suspend Privacy Shield starting from 1 September 2018 until the United States is in full compliance with the terms of the agreement. Members of the European Parliament in doing so have called upon US authorities to remove companies that misuse personal ...

EU-US Privacy Shield at risk

Earlier this month MEPs from the Civil Liberties Committee brought attention to the necessity of better monitoring Privacy Shield by way of a Motion for a Resolution to wind up the debate on the statement by the Commission pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure on the adequacy of the protection afforded by the EU-US ...

Non è più sufficiente gestire la Privacy in azienda tramite un’azione una tantum

“Non è più sufficiente gestire la #Privacy in azienda tramite un’azione una tantum: con il #GDPR il processo deve essere continuo. Sorge la necessità di strutturare un vero e proprio Modello Organizzativo Privacy.” - Il mio intervento al Convegno Privacy Unolegal 2018.

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Releases its “Handbook on European data protection law – 2018 edition”

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has released the updated 2018 edition of the "Handbook on European data protection law" which provides us with an understanding of the European Union and Council of Europe's applicable data protection legal frameworks. The handbook is particularly useful in that in addition to providing an overview of EU data protection law, it ...