Privacy and Data Protection

Tag: Article 29 Working Party

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 […]

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 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 […]

Privacy, European Union Data Protection and EDiscovery

Ediscovery in US Civil Litigation and EU Data Protection EDiscovery in the US  Electronic Discovery (or “Ediscovery”) is the process of identifying, preserving, collecting, preparing, reviewing, and producing electronically stored information (“ESI”) in the context of the legal process. Some examples of ESI are: emails, word documents, power point presentations, excel sheets, social media posts, […]

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 […]

Computer, Privacy & Data Protection: European Data Protection: In Good Health? Part 2

According to its mission statement, the annual conference “Computers, Privacy and Data Protection“ in Brussels aims to create a bridge between policy makers, academics, practitioners and activists, and aims to become Europe’s most important forum for the discussion of data protection and privacy issues. This goal was certainly reached during the panel on Bahavioural Targeting and […]

The European Data Protection Supervisor recommends a Regulation, not a Directive!

The European Data Protection Supervisor, Peter Hustinx, has issued an opinion in response to  the Commission’s Communication of November 4, 2010  regarding the Review of the Data Protection Legal Framework . The EDPS agrees with the Commission that a review of the present legal framework for data protection in the EU is necessary in order to ensure effective protection […]

Privacy Week in Jerusalem, hosted by ILITA: A Preview

ILITA, The Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority, will host a Privacy Week on October 25-29, 2010 in Jerusalem, Israel. Article 29 Working Party recently published an an opinion finding that Israeli data protection law largely provides an “adequate level of data protection” under the European Union Data Protection Directive 95/46. Thus Israel will be joining […]