A teenage girl in Austria is suing her parents requiring them to remove her childhood photos from Facebook.
Recently Microsoft won a closely-watched case against US Department of Justice on disclosure of European customer data. In that case US court of appeals ruled that US search warrants do not reach our customers’ data stored abroad. In this article Microsoft explains their motivation fighting this case and why they think it’s a big deal. Full article
Leaked Germany’s federal data protection commissioner’s secret report reveals that Germany’s intelligence agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), has repeatedly seriously violated law. According to report, the BND has created seven databases without the appropriate legal approval, and also transferred huge amount of data to NSA in US. Full article
Recently Microsoft has revealed that it is expanding the coverage of “right to be forgotten” mechanism in Europe. Microsoft will now use location signals such as IP addresses to delist URLs on all versions of its search engine Bing. If someone in France successfully requests delisting of a URL on Bing, in addition to delisting […]
There are tech companies out there selling spy tools to governments. Those tools let governments to spy on their citizens. Actually, everyone can by spy tools if they can afford them. And there is no check on who’s buying those tools and how they are used. Full article
Hunton & Williams has published chapters of the third edition of the book The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2016. The guide is comprehensive worldwide legal analysis of the laws and regulations relating to data protection. Published chapters include review of new EU General data protection regulation, as well as laws of Belgium, China, France, Germany, United […]
Yesterday, May 30, 2016 European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Giovanni Buttarelli, as as independent advisor to the EU institutions, published his Opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Privacy Shield is not robust enough, he says, and significant improvements are needed to withstand future legal scrutiny before the Court of Justice of European Union (CJEU).
It is still uncertain when and whether at all EU-U.S. Privacy Shield will be adopted and enter into force. In mean time, Bloomberg BNA has prepared and published a white paper which examines “the challenges that U.S. and EU regulators encountered in reaching the Privacy Shield agreement, the additional privacy protections companies will be required to […]