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 […]

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 […]

Are Companies at Risk for Astronomical Fines for Future EU Data Protection Violations?

At a recent conference in Frankfurt, organized by the Internet Society, Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor, suggested sanctioning violations of the EU data protection laws with the same astronomical fines as violations of competition laws are sanctioned. Henriette “Jetty” Tielemans, partner at the Brussels office of Covington & Burling LLP, reports as follows: “The trade […]

The European Data Protection Supervisor publishes his opinion on the EU personal data protection legal framework overhaul

The European Data Protection Supervisor, Peter Hustinx, has published his opinion in response to  the Commission’s Communication regarding the review of the personal data protection legal framework on his website yesterday, while it was published on this website one day before. The EDPS recommends that the new legal instrument should be a regulation instead of a directive […]

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 […]

Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – “A comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union”

The EDPS (European Data Protection Supervisor), Peter Hustinx, has given his opinion regarding the Review of the Data Protection Legal Framework on January 14. Here is the text: Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of […]