Privacy and Data Protection

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Top Monthly Privacy and Data Protection News

by Monique Altheim on April 30, 2014 This past month saw another batch of large data breaches, with “Heartbleed” considered by some the largest data security breach in the history of the internet; a flurry of legislative efforts by the States to regulate the use of drones, student privacy and government surveillance; a landmark victory […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 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 Review of the EU Data Protection Framework v. The State of Online Consumer Privacy in the US

Yesterday, on March 16, 2011, I had a field day. As an attorney, licensed both in the EU and in the US, with a special interest in privacy law, I was able to observe quasi simultanuous policy making by both Brussels and Washington, D.C. on the same subject matter, from the comfort of my office […]

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 […]