New Cross-Border Data Forum aims to address values at stake

(Oct 16, 2018) With cloud computing, law enforcement investigations increasingly seek evidence that is held across borders, in a different country. This globalization of criminal evidence is prompting major legislative change and proposals. In 2018 alone, the United States passed the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act to address cross-border issues, and the European Union has proposed its new eEvidence regulation and directive. To date, there has not been one forum for consideration of these rapidly de... Read More

¿Por qué el reconocimiento del CBPR en el USMCA es un desarrollo significativo para la privacidad?

(Oct 16, 2018) El 30 de septiembre, representantes de los Estados Unidos, México y Canadá concluyeron las negociaciones y publicaron el texto final de un Acuerdo de Libre Comercio de América del Norte revisado, conocido como el Acuerdo de los Estados Unidos, México y Canadá. Si bien el USMCA (por sus siglas en inglés) aún requiere la aprobación de las legislaturas de las naciones signatarias, la implementación final marcaría desarrollos significativos para la privacidad de datos, el libre flujo de datos y el f... Read More

¿Por qué el reconocimiento del CBPR en el USMCA es un desarrollo significativo para la privacidad?

(Oct 16, 2018) El 30 de septiembre, representantes de los Estados Unidos, México y Canadá concluyeron las negociaciones y publicaron el texto final de un Acuerdo de Libre Comercio de América del Norte revisado, conocido como el Acuerdo de los Estados Unidos, México y Canadá. Si bien el USMCA (por sus siglas en inglés) aún requiere la aprobación de las legislaturas de las naciones signatarias, la implementación final marcaría desarrollos significativos para la privacidad de datos, el libre flujo de datos y el f... Read More

Announcing the new Cross-Border Data Forum

(Oct 16, 2018) With cloud computing, law enforcement investigations increasingly seek evidence that is held across borders, in a different country. As we describe in a separate IAPP post, this globalization of criminal evidence is prompting major legislative change and proposals. In 2018 alone, the United States passed the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act to address cross-border issues, and the European Union has proposed its new eEvidence regulation and directive.  To date, there has not been one f... Read More

The globalization of criminal evidence

(Oct 16, 2018) Increasingly, evidence critical to ordinary criminal investigations is located across territorial borders. Before the rise of cloud computing, evidence of crimes generally was available within the requesting country’s territorial jurisdiction. Today, the content of emails, social network posts, and other content are often stored in a different country. A 2018 report by the European Commission found that “more than half of all investigations involve a cross-border request to access [electronic] e... Read More

Senate confirms PCLOB members ahead of Privacy Shield second-annual review

(Oct 12, 2018) The U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed three members, including a new chairman, to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. The news could be potentially significant for the future of transatlantic data flows as it comes just before the European Commission's second annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement.  Confirmed by voice vote, and posted to Twitter, the Senate approved Adam Klein as PCLOB's new chairman for a term expiring Jan. 29, 2024, as well as Edward Felten and Jane N... Read More

Senate confirms three PCLOB members ahead of Privacy Shield review

(Oct 12, 2018) The U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed three members, including a new chairman, to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. The news could be potentially significant for the future of transatlantic data flows as it comes just before the European Commission’s second annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement. Confirmed by voice vote and posted to Twitter, the Senate approved Adam Klein as the PCLOB’s new chairman for a term expiring Jan. 29, 2024, as well as Edward Felten and Jane ... Read More

Perspective: How did Canada fare on privacy in the USMCA?

(Oct 12, 2018) Since Canada, Mexico and the U.S. updated their trade agreement, several Canadian commentators have raised concerns about some of its data localization and privacy provisions. But is the privacy sky falling? "Certainly, it would be wrong to dismiss the concerns of advocates for data localization," writes nNovation Partner Timothy Banks, CIPP/C, CIPM, CIPT. "There are very good reasons to require data about Canadians to remain in Canada." In this post for Privacy Perspectives, Banks takes a step ... Read More

Irish DPC to investigate Twitter's tracking practices

(Oct 12, 2018) The Irish Data Protection Commission is investigating Twitter after privacy researcher Michael Veale filed a complaint against the platform for its refusal to fulfill an access request to obtain all the personal information held on him, Fortune reports. Specifically, Twitter refused to disclose tracking data from when he clicked on t.co links held in other users' tweets, arguing it would take a “disproportionate effort.” In a letter to Veale, the DPC confirmed it was investigating his complaint ... Read More

How did Canada fare on privacy in the USMCA?

(Oct 12, 2018) Canadian commentators have raised alarm over provisions relating to data localization and privacy in the United States Mexico Canada Agreement on international trade. The Washington Post dramatically announced that “Experts say USMCA frees Canadian data – but with unknown risks,” while Prof. Teresa Scassa authored an opinion piece for MacLean’s Magazine titled, “The USMCA locks Canada in on digital trade – and at a worrying time.” Ensuring that Canada would not enact additional data localizatio... Read More