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(Mar 26, 2015) Greetings from Brussels! There appears to be much being said in the coffee bars and corridors of Brussels on matters digital. This last week has seen a number of announcements receiving a good deal of media attention, all of which have significant implications in the area of international data flows. On the one hand, EU officials have confirmed that negotiations on the free flow of data could be considered as part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but only after a... Read More

Europe Data Protection Digest

Garante Issues Consultation on Draft Code of Conduct

(Mar 26, 2015) Italy’s Data Protection Authority, the Garante, published the notice of the launch of a public consultation on the draft of the "code of conduct and professional practice applying to the processing of personal data carried out for commercial information purposes" on 19 February. In this Global Privacy Dispatch for The Privacy Advisor, NCTM Studio Legale Associato Partner Rocco Panetta explains, “The aim of this consultation is to acquire contributions and proposals by all stakeholders on the draft code, including trade associations representing the relevant industries.” Read More

Europe Data Protection Digest

CNIL Granting Single Decision to Groups Adopting BCRS

(Mar 26, 2015) France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has announced it “will grant a single decision (autorisation unique) to each group that adopted BCR (or francophone BCR),” noting, “group entities subject to compliance with the French Data Protection Act will no longer have to apply for each transfer outside of the European Union to be granted an authorisation.” Groups will instead file a “compliance commitment” through the CNIL’s website, and once compliance commitments are complete, “controllers will have to keep an up-to-date list of each transfer, which shall be communicated to CNIL upon request,” the report states. Read More

Europe Data Protection Digest

Parliament Considering Breach Notification Law; Companies May Delete Data

(Mar 26, 2015) The Upper House of Parliament is considering a draft law to require the reporting of breaches of personal data, Telecompaper reports, and several of the country’s parties are in favor of the plan. In a separate report, Telecompaper notes that “Dutch communications providers are no longer subject to data retention requirements and can delete all existing data held, according to a statement from the justice minister to Parliament.” The minister also advised that any information “not needed for the business should be destroyed,” the report states. Read More

Europe Data Protection Digest

Yakobovich on the Power of Surveillance for Good

(Mar 26, 2015) Videre founder Oren Yakobovich is a former Israeli soldier who decided, upon service, that he was more interested in "breaking the traditional power structures between citizens and government" by empowering oppressed people through the use of video documentation. By quite literally watching the watchers, civil rights abuses have been documented and change has been enacted. He used his keynote address at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit to talk about his efforts and explore the ways in which surveillance can be a force for good. Read More

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A Privacy Engineer’s View of Cryptocurrency

(Mar 26, 2015) As cryptocurrency continues its slow progress in the online financial world, there is still a lot mystery as to how it works and whether it will be a viable answer to the future of financial transactions. “While not perfect, Bitcoin represents an improvement, from a privacy perspective, over the ‘disco-era’ financial system currently in use,” writes Enterprivacy Consulting Group Privacy Engineer R. Jason Cronk, CIPP/US, CIPM. In this post for Privacy Tech, Cronk provides some background on this burgeoning technology and compares the current and potential financial systems through the lens of the “Solove Taxonomy” of privacy harms to demonstrate a privacy-risk analysis of both systems. Read More

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The EU’s Plan for a New Digital Single Market

(Mar 26, 2015) The Wall Street Journal reports on Europe’s plan to compete with the U.S. and Asia in the Digital Age. European manufacturers and legislators “hope that by a combination of investment into connected devices and tough data protection and competition rules that curb the U.S. tech firms, Europe’s economy will have a fighting chance against rivals from other regions,” the report states. “As we successfully did in aerospace and automotive technologies, the EU will be a digital world player,” said EU ... Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Canada Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

Survey: Hold CEOs Responsible for Breaches

(Mar 26, 2015) Websense has released its recent survey of 102 international security professionals from this year’s e-Crime Congress, and nearly all of them—98 percent—“believe that the law should address serious data breaches that expose consumers’ data loss through punishments such as fines, mandatory disclosure and compensation for consumers’ affected,” Firstpost reports, with 16 percent even advocating “arrest and jail sentence for the CEO or board members.” Additionally, 70 percent said CEOs “should hold ultimate responsibility should a breach arise. And the pressure is mounting, as 93 percent of all respondents believe the advent of the Internet of Things will make companies even more vulnerable to data theft,” the report states. Read More

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Commission Says It Cannot Guarantee EU Privacy in U.S. Data Transfers

(Mar 25, 2015) In a hearing on Tuesday at the European Court of Justice (ECJ), counsel for the European Commission conceded that the U.S. was under no legal obligation to comply with EU data protection standards, specifically under the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement, The Irish Times reports. European Commission Counsel Bernhard Schima said, “Under Safe Harbour as it is currently applied in the U.S., there is no guarantee that fundamental rights of EU data subjects will be respected.” The verdict on the case could determine the fate of the agreement. Read More

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EU Delegation, U.S. Officials Talk Surveillance, TTIP

(Mar 25, 2015) A delegation from the European Parliament’s committee on civil liberties visited Washington, DC, last week to find out the latest information on issues like data protection and legislation on surveillance activities. EU and U.S. representatives discussed equal enforceable rights to effective judicial redress for EU citizens when data is transferred for law enforcement purposes and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. “Our numerous talks with high-ranking officials of the administration, as well as with members of Congress, showed that there is willingness on all sides to get equal treatment for EU and U.S. persons when exchanging information across the Atlantic,” said MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht. Read More

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