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EU proposes shorter deadlines for cross-border handover of communications evidence

The European Commission has proposed new rules aimed at making it quicker and easier for law enforcement officials to gain access to communications in another EU state.

Under the proposal, communication service providers would be required to respond within 10 days to a request for evidence, or six hours in the event of an emergency. That compares to 120 days under the current European Investigation Order.

Source: EU proposes shorter deadlines for cross-border handover of communications evidence – Telecompaper

GDPR: Opportunities and challenges

The main challenge of GDPR for corporations will be assessing their current information collection and storage systems against the new regulations and ensuring compliance before the deadline. Accountability is critical, and concepts such as pseudonymisation will become commonplace under the new regulations.

In addition, the cross-border transfer of EU residents’ data outside the region will be become much harder. The EU Commission will assess third countries’ level of protection by carrying out “adequacy” assessments binding to all member states. They will then carry out reviews every four years to ensure continued compliance.

Source: Countdown to GDPR: Part 2 — Opportunities and challenges

DPAs to pros: There’s no grace period, folks

While privacy professionals and companies have been working to get their processes in order, so too have the regulators who are tasked with watching over those processes.

What that’s meant for the Irish, French and U.K. data protection authorities has been an increase in staff and budget across the board.

Source: DPAs to pros: There’s no grace period, folks

Facebook enlists conservative help to resist privacy rules

An email seeking U.S. groups’ assistance against EU-style regulations came as Mark Zuckerberg was preparing to testify to Congress.

Facebook asked conservative groups for help last week in heading off The company’s outreach comes as the European Union is preparing to enforce strict new privacy rules that take effect in late May. Among other things, the EU’s rules allow regulators to impose fines as high as 4 percent of a company’s global revenues for serious violations.

Source: Facebook enlists conservative help to resist privacy rules – POLITICO

Essential structures for GDPR compliance

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation will go into force May 25, after six years of preparation. The main challenge for corporations will be assessing their current information collection and storage systems against the new regulations and ensuring compliance before the deadline.

Nine data protection experts from Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, U.K., U.S., Luxembourg, Sweden and France discuss how they are helping their clients reach GDPR compliance and emphasize some of the structures businesses should put in place to avoid a crippling fine.

Source: Countdown to GDPR: Part 1 — Essential structures for GDPR compliance

With GDPR in the Background, Digital Protectionism Is on the Rise

A protectionist mindset that’s been brewing politically worldwide for quite some time is suddenly at the doorstep of every digital platform and global brand. Marketing players are now making locally-minded data moves that stand to hurt companies of all types; though the business ramifications have yet to be appropriately recognized.

Certain governments already have data localization laws in place. Russia, for example, enforces data localization laws so that citizens’ datasets have to remain in the country. Enforcing its laws, Russia has banned access to LinkedIn since 2016 and threatens to block Facebook in 2018 unless it agrees to comply with the data localization laws.

Source: With GDPR in the Background, Digital Protectionism Is on the Rise – Adweek

Facebook to change terms of service for members outside Europe ahead of GDPR

The company says that despite the timing of the move, all users will have the same data privacy protections.

Facebook will change the way it administers its terms of service (TOS) for 1.5 million users in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America, the company confirmed today. Though users in those territories previously agreed to TOS dictated by the company’s corporate entity in the EU nation of Ireland, now they must legally agree to be bound by the US-based corporation’s terms.

Source: Facebook to change terms of service for members outside Europe ahead of GDPR – MarTech Today

Assessing the European Commission’s E-Evidence Proposals on Ten Human Rights Criteria

Earlier this week, CDT issued a list of 10 human rights criteria the the E-Evidence Directive and Regulation should meet. With the draft text of both now published, we have assessed each against the criteria.

Source: Assessing the European Commission’s E-Evidence Proposals on Ten Human Rights Criteria

A Tale of Two Poorly Designed Cross-Border Data Access Regimes

On Tuesday, the European Commission published two legislative proposals that could further cement an unfortunate trend towards privacy erosion in cross-border state investigati­ons.

Building on a foundation first established by the recently enacted U.S. CLOUD Act , these proposals compel tech companies and service providers to ignore critical privacy obligations in order to facilitate easy access when facing data requests from foreign governments.

Source: A Tale of Two Poorly Designed Cross-Border Data Access Regimes

Facebook starts to roll out GDPR notifications and consent requests

The company may have an uphill battle ahead to get users to share personal data.

Facebook previously announced that it would apply General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy protections and rules globally to all its users. This was a major decision — partly practical, partly principled and partly public relations. Yesterday, the company began to explain how it will start implementation of the new guidelines.

Source: Facebook starts to roll out GDPR notifications and consent requests – MarTech Today

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