MEPs demand full audit on Facebook – resolution on the use of Facebook users’ data by Cambridge Analytica and the impact on data protection

In light of the  Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, this past Thursday (25 October 2018) MEPs called for a full audit on Facebook in addition to new measures against interference in elections. The (non-binding)  resolution (European Parliament resolution of 25 October 2018 on the use of Facebook users’ data by Cambridge Analytica and the impact on data protection (2018/2855(RSP)) adopted ...

BIG DATA, SMART DATA, MY DATA, YOUR DATA: SMART DATA PROTECTION BY DESIGN (PART 4)

Part 4. Core International Data Protection Principles: Collection limitation, lawfulness and fairness The principle of collection limitation with respect to personal data establishes that data should be collected by way of fair and lawful means, with the knowledge and when appropriate, the consent of the data subject as so to limit indiscriminate data collection. In the Smart ...

BIG DATA, SMART DATA, MY DATA, YOUR DATA: SMART DATA PROTECTION BY DESIGN (PART 2)

Part 2. Legal compliance = primary enabler of Smart Data and Data protection by design and by default  As stated in the introductory post in this blog series,  my aim is to develop a sound legal methodology for the generation of  #SmartData from #bigdata in order to allow us to successfully harness value in massive datasets ...

Big data, smart data, my data, your data: Smart data protection by design (Part 1)

“The oil of the 21st century”, “the fuel of the digital economy”, the “data gold rush”. There’s no doubt that data is playing an ever-more important role in both the global society and the economy. The former Article 29 Working Party, renamed European Data Protection Board on 25 May 2018, when the GDPR became directly applicable ...

EDPD Opinion 23/2018

The European Data Protection Board (EDPD) recently published its Opinion 23/2018 on Commission proposals on European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters (Art. 70.1.b) which was approved on 28 September 2018.  The Opinion comes in light of the April 2018 Commission two complementary legislative proposals aiming to foster coordination among EU Member State authorities ...

EDPS Publishes Opinion on “A New Deal for Consumers” legislative package

The EDPS has published a new Opinion on the “A New Deal for Consumers” legislative package. The package consists of two proposals: one for a Directive as regards better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules and  for a Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. You can access the ...

Irish Data Protection Commission investigates Facebook

On 3 October 2018 the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) commenced an investigation into the latest Facebook data breach examining the company's compliance with GDPR obligations concerning the implementation of technical and organisational measures to ensure the security and safeguarding of the personal data it processes. The breach was notified on 28 September 2018 and the investigation ...

Scenari internazionali della data protection alla luce del nuovo Dlgs 101/2018

Intervistato da Federprivacy, spiego gli scenari internazionali della data protection alla luce del nuovo D.lgs. 101/2018, durante una pausa della mia docenza al Master Privacy Officer e Consulente della Privacy. Guardate qui.

Another victory for privacy as Brazilian GDPR is approved

Following approval by the Brazilian Congress of the new "Brazilian GDPR" this past July, the President of Brazil has approved the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais or “LGPD”, aiming to improve privacy standards and personal data protection in the country.   The new Brazilian privacy legislation, Law n. 13.709/2018, amends previous privacy-related legislation in the country, namely ...

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 ...