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Your source for the most important privacy and data protection news from the European Union.
Looking back at privacy's standing at CES 2019
The Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone, and thanks in part to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, privacy had a much more notable presence at this year's show. While panelists and startups placed a stronger emphasis on privacy this year, conference attendees still focused primarily o...
Fennessy to join IAPP
To augment and help lead the IAPP's growing contingent of researchers, journalists and subject matter experts, the IAPP has hired Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US, to take on the new role of senior privacy fellow. She will begin her role in early March. Currently, Fennessy serves as director of the EU-U.S....
Schrems accuses streaming services of GDPR violations
Fortune reports privacy activist Max Schrems and his group None Of Your Business have filed complaints to Austria’s data protection authority alleging eight streaming services are in violation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Schrems and NOYB accuse the companies, which include Netflix,...
Bug revealed some users' 'protected' tweets
Twitter announced the platform incorrectly revealed some users’ tweets that were designed to be private when using the “Protect your Tweets” setting, TechCrunch reports. A bug affecting Android users disabled the setting, turning “protected” tweets into public tweets. Users who had updated their acc...
Notes from the IAPP Europe Managing Director, 18 Jan. 2019
Paul Jordan
Greetings from Brussels! In a word: Brexit. Yes, the monster roller coaster doesn’t appear to have any end in sight just yet. On Wednesday evening, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May — and the sitting Tory government — survived a “no-confidence vote” in the House of Commons by a margin of 325 to 306 v...
Bitkom publishes report on EC's Digital Single Market
Bitkom has published a report where it lays out recommendations for the European Commission’s Digital Single Market. The report covers the advancement of key technologies, such as artificial intelligence and high-performance computing and the governance of the digital economy, with focus on topics i...
DeID, pseudonymization, aggregation, and the CCPA
The California Consumer Privacy Act is notorious for the haste with which it was drafted. Many provisions of the statute require clarification, and the attorney general’s office is holding a series of public forums before issuing clarifying regulations. Among the concepts not well defined by the CCP...