Manual of Harris Corp.’s surveillance device shows how police can spy on phones. Stingray devices can track phone’s connection to the simulated tower, information about its location, and certain “over the air” electronic messages sent to and from them. And that’s at minimum. Full story
My notes on interesting stuff where law and tech collides.
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 […]
Last week, on 14 June 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (“Court”) in the case of Biržietis v. Lithuania decided that overall ban on beards in prisons violates human rights of inmates. The applicant is Lithuanian national, Mr Rimantas Biržietis who lodged a case in Court against Republic of Lithuania arguing that a prohibition on […]
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is hot topic – AI software AlphaGo in March defeated the world champion in Goand game such making a mark in AI history. There is no doubt that AI will change industries and our jobs – including finances. So Baker and McKenzie in their recent survey report “Ghosts in the Machine: Artificial intelligence, risks and […]
Biometrics are coming into our lives very fast. It rises both concerns and opportunities. Recently MasterCard announced a new authentication solution – selfie. Soon instead of entering a PIN or password you will be able to authorize a payment by taking a selfie.
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 […]