E.U.-U.S. data flow deal possible? Third time won’t be the charm without U.S. surveillance reform
Before any E.U.-U.S. data flow deal can be considered, U.S. data access and surveillance practices must be reformed.
In a victory for privacy, the EU Court of Justice bins EU-US Privacy Shield
Today, in a landmark decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union struck down the EU-US Privacy Shield as it fails to protect people’s rights to privacy, data protection and access to remedy.
On its first birthday, the GDPR needs to grow some teeth
For the data protection regulation to reach its full potential in protecting our rights, we need to move from the implementation to the enforcement stage.
Activating the EU-US Privacy Shield: To protect privacy, we need reform, not rebranding
Negotiators in the European Union and the United States have agreed on a stop-gap measure to allow companies to transfer private data overseas. But the “EU-US Privacy Shield” is not likely to withstand legal challenge. To protect privacy, we need reform, not rebranding.
EU Advocate General considers (un)Safe Harbor invalid, makes way for comprehensive review
Today Yves Bot, Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), released his opinion in the EU-US Safe Harbor case, which addresses a controversial transatlantic data sharing agreement. Advocate General Bot recommends that the Court rule to recognise the duty of national data protection authorities to conduct independent assessment of the Safe Harbor in light of evidence of abuses brought by the Snowden’s revelations. Based on a large number of hearings, AG Bot considers European Commission’s earlier decision, holding that the protection of personal data in the United States is adequate, to be invalid.