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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 […]

Smart Phones, Trojan Horses and Data Protection.

During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on mobile privacy, held on May 10, Senator Whitehouse asked Rich (FTC) and Weinstein (DOJ) if mobile apps were like “Trojan Horses” of consumer info. What is a Trojan Horse? According to Wikipedia,The Trojan Horse is a tale from antiquity. “In one version, after a fruitless 10-year siege of Troy, […]

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 […]

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection International Conference: European Data Protection, In Good Health? Part 1

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. The conference was held on the occasion of the annual Data Protection […]

The Recent Privacy Framework Proposals,The Internet of Things and PET

The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas  just wrapped up a few days ago to an astounding success. According to PC magazine, one of the five essential trends to emerge from the CES 2011 was the internet of things. The internet of things can be explained as follows: “It is foreseeable that any object will […]

Privacy and Data Protection: A Super Sad True Love Story

Meet Lenny Abramov: “ZIP code 10002, New York, New York. Income averaged over five-year-span, $289,420, yuan-pegged, within top 19 percent of U.S. income distribution. Current blood pressure 120 over 70. O-type blood. Thirty-nine years of age, lifespan estimated at eighty three (47 percent lifespan elapsed; 53 percent remaining). Ailments: high cholesterol, depression. Born: 11367 ZIP […]

Federal Court in NY Says EU Documents Containing Personal Information are Off Limits in Class Action Litigation

This post was written by Kevin Xu and John L. Hines, Jr. U.S. courts often disregard foreign data privacy laws in the context of discovery. Litigants sometimes find themselves compelled to produce under U.S. law what they are forbidden to produce under the privacy laws of another country. However, a recent U.S. court decision indicates […]

The Fifth Sail

“It is quite clear,” replied Don Quixote, “that you are not experienced in this matter of adventures. They are giants, and if you are afraid, go away and say your prayers, whilst I advance and engage them in fierce and unequal battle.” -DON QUIXOTE de LA MANCHA

Of the Valorous Don Quixote’s Success in the Dreadful and Never Before Imagined Adventure of the Windmills

“It is quite clear,” replied Don Quixote, “that you are not experienced in this matter of adventures. They are giants, and if you are afraid, go away and say your prayers, whilst I advance and engage them in fierce and unequal battle.” -DON QUIXOTE de LA MANCHA

Ediscovery, Cloud Computing and EU Data Protection: Cloud Nationalities Do Matter

Cloud Computing With Borders May Be On Horizon in Europe by Jennifer L. Schenker A proposal to build a national federation of interconnected computing clouds in France, funded in part by government in order to protect the country’s sovereignty, data privacy and local jobs, is gaining favor. Some fear that the idea, which is in part […]