India, Big Tech squabble over data requests

(Mar 8, 2021) The Wall Street Journal reports India's government is prepared to jail Indian-based WhatsApp and Twitter employees over noncompliance with government data re... Read More

EDPS issues Opinions on Digital Services, Markets acts

(Feb 10, 2021) The European Data Protection Supervisor published its Opinions on the European Commission's proposals for the Read More

‘SAFE TECH Act’ would make it easier to sue social media platforms

(Feb 8, 2021) Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has introduced the “SAFE TECH Act,” which would make it easier to sue social media platforms for abusive or harmful content, CNBC re... Read More

ICO unveils sandbox projects on children's privacy

(Jan 19, 2021) The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office announced a pair of children's privacy projects, Yoti and Seers, have been accepted to its Read More

MEP Cavazzini says DSA must address questions raised after US riots

(Jan 11, 2021) Parliament Internal Market Committee Chair MEP Anna Cavazzini said EU lawmakers will have to address questions raised following last week’s insurrection in t... Read More

Digital Services Act expected to reshape EU digital economy

(Dec 2, 2020) The European Commission is expected to unveil the Digital Services Act this month, a proposed legislative package regulating digital service providers, as we... Read More

European Commission expected to unveil Digital Services Act in December

(Dec 1, 2020) The European Commission is expected to unveil a proposed regulation this month that could bring about significant change to the digital landscape in the Euro... Read More

Notes from the IAPP Europe Managing Director, 2 Oct. 2020

(Oct 1, 2020) Greetings from Brussels! You may recall from last week’s notes my reference to the FT interview with Thierry Breton, EU commissioner for internal mar... Read More

How social media's use of personal data affects democracy

(Sep 29, 2020) In the constant churn of national and international news, it’s easy for important items to get overlooked — even when the story is one that helps explain how... Read More

Analyzing how social media platforms' use of personal data impacts democracy

(Sep 29, 2020) Almost lost in the ever-changing news cycle was a report detailing the extent to which social media is leveraged to amplify false and misleading content rela... Read More