Privacy and Data Protection

Month: February, 2011

Are Companies at Risk for Astronomical Fines for Future EU Data Protection Violations?

At a recent conference in Frankfurt, organized by the Internet Society, Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor, suggested sanctioning violations of the EU data protection laws with the same astronomical fines as violations of competition laws are sanctioned. Henriette “Jetty” Tielemans, partner at the Brussels office of Covington & Burling LLP, reports as follows: “The trade […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for EUdiscovery

RT @_deleteme_: I think you're enabling stalkers. #Spokeo #privchat RT @spokeo_com: We've updated our phone se… (cont) http://deck.ly/~e89WR # #Security shocker: Android apps send private data in clear http://bit.ly/gmdt8I #privacy # Google rescinds request for children's sensitive data http://usat.ly/fZtD42 #privacy #security # Preview Google's Apology for Collecting Kids SS#s http://bit.ly/idSmzD #privacy # EU outlines shortcomings […]

The RFID Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework in the EU: The Article 29 Working Party and the FTC are in No Rush

On February 11, the Article 29 Working Party adopted an opinion on the revised Industry Proposal for a Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment (PIA) Framework for RFID applications. (ARTICLE 29 DATA PROTECTION WORKING PARTY 00327/11/EN WP 180 Opinion 9/2011 on the revised Industry Proposal for a Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for EUdiscovery

good morning? RT @GlobalPigeon: blog post – Government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich http://econ.st/h8GQGy # RT @InfoGovernance: Socha & Gelbman Go High Tech – http://tinyurl.com/45up23j (Monica Bay) #ediscovery # Karl Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester von und zu Guttenberg-what a name http://bit.ly/dTxu9z # Highlights of #PrivChat 2.15.11 […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for EUdiscovery

RT @nytimes: NYT NEWS ALERT: Mubarak Clings to Office; Crowds in Cairo Are Furious # finally the E-word! RT @SophieToupie: is it ethical to be mining people's data or not? #privacy2011 # Court of Appeal: Warrantless Search of Car’s SDM is violation of 4th amendment http://bit.ly/e08KbJ #privacy # Sensing and Diagnostic Modules (SDM) in cars […]

Facebook and the First Amendment: Facebook decides who gets to view your posts and whose post you get to view

In a bold new move, Facebook has taken on the role of content censor on its own platform, and has done so in its notoriously sneaky style. It is by chance that I learned about the change in my Facebook settings, thanks to the fact that I am lucky enough to be connected to some […]

Privacy and Data Protection in the EU: The grass is not always greener on the other side of the pond

According to the annual report of the French Association of Data Protection Officers (AFCDP), published on 28 January 2011, 82% of French enterprises do not abide by the French Data Protection Act of 2004 (La Loi Informatique & Libertés). The AFCDP is a professional organisation that represents French privacy professionals.  The AFCDP works to develop privacy best […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for EUdiscovery

RT @AdamThierer: sharp piece RT @ashk4n: gr8 post abt roots of EU vs US #privacy tension (article 8 vs 1st amendment) http://is.gd/IEtJpa # Survey: The best #privacy advisers of 2010 -http://ow.ly/3PW7F congrats @julespolonetsky @privacywolf @PrivacyProf AND @InfoLawGroup # Survey: The best #privacy advisers of 2010 – Computerworld http://ow.ly/3PW7F congrats @julespolonetsky @privacywolf @PrivacyProf ! # Companies […]