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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...