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 ...

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 ...