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LIBE visits Tokyo ahead of adequacy decision
Jennifer Baker
The European Commission is gearing up to propose a so-called adequacy decision with Japan to allow the free flow of data between Japan and the EU — possibly as early as January or February 2018. To assess how ready Tokyo is to meet the demands of the EU’s data protection regime, the European Parlia...
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Why ad tech is in trouble
Angelique Carson, CIPP/US
We've all heard ad nauseam the phrase "consent is king" under the GDPR and the ePrivacy Regulation. But one industry for whom that's particularly relevant is ad tech. The model under which the industry has been operating faces a significant shift, particularly given recent surveys indicating consume...
Allianz named HPE-IAPP Innovation Award recipient
Molly Hulefeld
The IAPP here at the Data Protection Congress in Brussels has named Allianz as the second winner of its HPE-IAPP Innovation Award in the category of privacy-operations innovation, following Teleperformance's award last month at the IAPP's Privacy. Security. Risk. event in San Diego, California. One ...
MEPs incredulous at Privacy Shield's recent high marks
Angelique Carson, CIPP/US
In a presentation to the EU Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs yesterday, Tiina Astola painted a pretty optimistic view of Privacy Shield's status. The European Commission's director-general of DG Justice and Consumers was there to discuss the Commission's first revi...
17 years, 30,000 members, and no end in sight
Mike McGrail, CIPM
Most major corporations — most organizations of any kind — didn’t have privacy officers in 2000. The IAPP had about 100 members. Agnes Bundy Scanlan, CIPP/US, had only learned a few years previous that privacy management was even considered its own profession.  Yet there she was, volunteering to be...
Who are these Shield arbitrators?
Angelique Carson, CIPP/US
An essential component of the Privacy Shield framework, which allows companies to transfer data from the EU to the U.S., is its dispute-resolution mechanism. It's maybe the most important component. After all, Safe Harbor essentially went down because companies that said they were complying with its...