Privacy and Security TidBits

Category: European Union Data Protection

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 […]

Attention EU Readers of EDiscoveryMap: We are bringing EDiscovery to Brussels on January 26

EDiscoveryMap is pleased to announce that Monique Altheim will moderate E-Discovery Sessions at the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference (CPDP) in Brussels on January 26, 2012. The panels will feature an international roster of thought leaders and practitioners in the field of Cross-Border E-Discovery and EU Data Protection: Willem DEBEUCKELAERE, Privacy Commission (BE), Master Steven WHITAKER, […]

How To Build Your Own Mobile App in Three Easy Steps: A Thanksgiving Primer

    Which professional has not entertained the wish to stay informed and in the loop, without having to spend hours of valuable time scouring the Internet for relevant information on a daily basis? The daily load of professional newsletters, email subscriptions, RSS feeds, real time Twitter feeds, Facebook news streams, and now Google plus […]

Privacy and Data Protection Week in Mexico City

  This past week was “Privacy Week” in Mexico City, where three seperate conferences were held back-to-back. The Public Voice  conference, chaired by Lillie Coney of EPIC, had as its theme: “Privacy is Freedom” One of the highlights was a discussion between David Benasar, Senior Legal Counsel Aticle 19 and Marc Rotenberg, President of EPIC, titled: Frame […]

The Data Privacy Debate in Social Media Market Research: A Legal Perspective

by Monique Altheim recently hosted a debate by representatives of research associations and companies engaged in social media research on the subject of data privacy in social media market research. Three major industry bodies were represented: CASRO, MRS and ESOMAR. The debate was spurred on by the recent issuing of new guidelines by ESOMAR, draft guidelines by CASRO […]

Neelie Kroes on Online Privacy

On October 4, Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission and commissioner for the Digital Agenda, delivered the 2011 Guglielmo Marconi Lecture at the Lisbon Council in Brussels. While speaking about the larger topic of The Digital Agenda for Europe, Neelie Kroes touched upon online privacy issues. She first mentioned that having to comply with 27 […]

The Meaning of “Consent” in the EU Data Protection Framework: A New Article 29 Working Party Opinion

  The Meaning of “Consent” in the EU Data Protection Framework: A New Article 29 Working Party Opinion   On July 13, 2011, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (hereafter Article 29 WP ) adopted Opinion 15/2011 on the Definition of Consent.   This opinion looks into the legal framework regarding the use of […]

Global Data Protection, ECPA and Privacy Policies at the Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference 2011

On June 15, Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor, held a press conference, where he emphasized the importance of the reform of the legal framework for data protection in the EU. One of the many reforms mentioned, was the reinforcing of  international instruments in data protection. At the International Data Conference in Budapest on June […]

The New EU Cookie Directive Leads to Cookie Wars in The Netherlands

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation has introduced a new bill with the goal of implementing the EU ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC, as amended by the so-called “Cookie Directive” 10/2009. The dealine for EU member states to implement the “Cookie Directive” into national law is May 25, 2011. As of now, the Dutch law […]

Yahoo’s AdChoice Icons and the New EU Cookie Rule

A few days ago, PCWorld announced with a big headline: \”Yahoo’s Offers Cookie Opt-out Button Ahead of New EU Law\” It stated: “The plan allows users to click an “AdChoices” button visible in the upper right-hand corner of ads.This will provide users with information about Yahoo’s advertising business and the chance to opt out of […]