Privacy and Data Protection

Category: European Union Data Protection

Top Weekly Privacy Stories

    Apps Data Breach 411 for iPhone       Conferences   CPDP 2014 (Computer, Privacy & Data Protection), January 22,23 & 24, 2014, Brussels, Belgium. (Especially the panel on Privacy by Design, on 1/22/14, which will be moderated by me).        COPPA FTC Approves New Method for Obtaining COPPA Verifiable Parental […]

@AltheimLaw’s Privacy and Data Protection Week in Review

Big Data One code to rule them all: How big data could help the 1 percent and hurt the little guy ‪http://www.salon.com/2014/01/03/one_code_to_rule_them_all_how_big_data_could_help_the_1_percent_and_hurt_the_little_guy/ …       Children Online Privacy Maryland AG Gansler Submits Children’s Online Privacy Workgroup Report ‪http://ow.ly/2Cyc8W    Conferences ·      Watch All ‪#30c3 talks, without data retention or Google spyware ‪https://media.ccc.de/browse/congress/2013/ …     Data Breaches ·      WA: Sumner […]

@AltheimLaw’s Privacy and Data Protection Week in Review

Big Data   The E-Books Are Reading You #EUdataP http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/technology/as-new-services-track-habits-the-e-books-are-reading-you.html … Retailers, Supermarkets, Medical Markets Dive In To Extract Information From And About Consumers http://ow.ly/rYTdJ      California Privacy   California’s New Do-Not-Track Law Goes Into Effect January 1, 2014, Remember To Check Your Privacy Policy For … http://ow.ly/2Clqu3    CAN-SPAM   Court Accepts Narrow View […]

U.S. Ediscovery and Cross-Border Ediscovery 101 for Civil Law Practitioners

In a speech given at the 3rd Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference, in Brussels on 12/4/12, Viviane Reding addressed the reasons for the global interest in the European Commission’s proposed reforms to the EU Data Protection Regime: “Why is there so much interest in our data protection reform? …, because data protection is a global […]

E-Discovery Legal Issues for IT

  Lawyers are often labeled as “luddites” and their lack of understanding of technology is legendary. In an era, where almost all business records are in the form of electronically stored information, it has become essential for lawyers to become more technologically savvy. On the other hand, it is just as important for IT to […]

U.S. Cross Border Ediscovery vs. EU Data Protection: Clash of the Titans

I recently gave a CLE presentation at the LegalTech West Coast Conference in Los Angeles on the legal problems and tensions of conducting U.S. civil litigation ediscovery in the European Economic Area (EEA), which consists of the 27 EU member states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The subtitle “Clash of the Titans” derives from the […]

The Privacy Law Salon: Dialogue with Policymakers

Yesterday, the first Privacy Law Salon in Washington DC, took place at the National Press Club. The Privacy Law Salon: Dialogue with Policymakers, was “a unique meeting of the most experienced practitioners and corporate executives dealing with privacy law matters, and a unique opportunity to interact with the policymakers affecting the future of privacy.” The purpose of […]

U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Framework News and Views

In 2000, the EU and the U.S. agreed on the Safe Harbor Framework as a means to ensure adequate protection for personal data, transferred from the EU to be processed by U.S. companies. At the recent EU Conference on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data, held in Washington DC,  the last panel took the opportunity […]

EU – US Privacy and Protection of Personal Data: Americans Are from Mars, Europeans Are from Venus

The High Level EU Conference on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data, held on March 19, was organized by the European Commission and hosted by the US Institute of Peace in Washinton D.C. The conference was held simultaneously in Brussels as well, via a video conference link. This conference was meant to deepen transatlantic dialogue on […]

The EU Data Protection Reform: Viviane Reding’s 1/25/2012 Press Conference

I happened to be in Brussels as the European Commission (EC) announced the publication of its final draft for a new Regulation and a new Directive and decided on the spur of the moment to attend Viviane Reding’s Press Conference at the EC where I livestreamed her announcement   Click here for a complete coverage […]