New Publication | Controversies and Challenges of Trustmarks: Lessons for Privacy and Data Protection Seals

My latest academic publication, "Controversies and Challenges of Trustmarks: Lessons for Privacy and Data Protection Seals", has recently been published in Privacy and Data Protection Seals, IT & Law Series Volume 28, distributed for T.M.C. Asser Press by Springer. My contribution explores data protection seals and their relative challenges and controversies, highlighting significant aspects from the ...

Data Protection becomes a right Suriname

I am honoured to have been contracted by the Surinamese Ministry of Trade Industry and Tourism to draft the Privacy and Data Protection Law of the Republic of Suriname.  The law was presented last week to all stakeholders and media and will now go through the official law making process.  As a privacy professional there is no ...

EC publishes Communication on General Data Protection Regulation

On 24 January 2018 the European Commission  published a Communication to the European Parliament and the Council Stronger protection, new opportunities - Commission guidance on the direct application of the General Data Protection Regulation as of 25 May 2018. The Communication: details the opportunities new European data protection legislation will provide explains what the EC and ...

Privacy Shield passes Commission’s annual review

Today the European Commission published its first annual report on Privacy Shield, which is of fundamental importance with respect to international data transfers, having implications for both the EU and US economies. After one year, the Commission has confirmed that Privacy Shield is fit for its purpose, protecting the data of subjects whose data is ...

Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law at Maastricht University Faculty of Law’s ECPC

I am honoured to announce my new role as extraordinary Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law at the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) within the Maastricht University Faculty of Law.

3rd Annual India Privacy Summit: Privacy & Security in the Age of Intelligent Machines

I will be a speaker at the 3rd Annual India Privacy Summit on September 21, 2017 at Taj West End, Bangalore. Speakers will deliberate on best practices and field-tested solutions for the latest privacy issues facing a wide range of businesses and expert speakers are invited by the Executive Committee will give keynote speeches and all issues ...

David and Goliath: the GDPR and regulating the data-centric society

One year from the direct applicability of the new European Privacy Regulation... “Regulating the internet giants: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data” published in the May 6th 2017 edition of The Economist explains the enormous power that Internet companies have due to their control over data.  It rightly describes that “uantity ...

The Case of Standard Contractual Clauses: The Irish Data Protection Commissioner & Max Schrems

“The supervisory authorities should have the power to prohibit or suspend a data transfer or a set of transfers based on the standard contractual clauses in those exceptional cases where it is established that a transfer on contractual basis is likely to have a substantial adverse effect on the warranties and obligations providing adequate protection ...