My notes on interesting stuff where law and tech collides.
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 […]
Free EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) app is now available for iPhone and iPad users (unfortunately there is no Android version). With this app you always will have instant access to all the articles and recitals of GDPR. GDPR app is created by DPOrganizer in collaboration with the Swedish Data Protection Forum.
Gowling WLG recently published whitepaper “Are you data driven?” on autonomous and connected vehicles. It was prepared for UK Autodrive – leading technology and automotive businesses consortium – and explores how data protection issues – particularly the newly published General Data Protection Regulation – will affect innovation in autonomous and connected vehicles sector.
Today European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) released annual report for year 2015, reviewing what has been achieved and what will be focus further. The EDPS focused considerable efforts in 2015 on ensuring the successful adoption of new and effective data protection rules, providing legislators with detailed recommendations in the form of an app. He […]
Recently United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD ) published a report on privacy and personal data protection law, trans-border data flow and their implications on international trade and development. The in-depth and substantive report also places a focus on developing nations. This study is a timely contribution to our understanding of how data protection […]