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Privacy by default in online services

Privacy as the default setting is one of the “seven foundational principles” of privacy by design, a concept developed back in the ’90s. PbD has been widely recognized in the business environment and subsequently became part of various legal frameworks.

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European Court of Human Rights on Finding the Right Balance in Respect of Employer Email Monitoring – An Opportunity Missed!

In the case of Bărbulescu v Romania the European Court of Human Rights held that an employer’s monitoring of their employee’s instant messenger account and the disclosure of these communications containing highly private, sensitive information was justified and therefore not a breach of Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

Source: European Court of Human Rights on Finding the Right Balance in Respect of Employer Email Monitoring – An Opportunity Missed! – SCRIPTed

Some free tech support for GDPR Article 30 (and beyond)

While there are some exceptions for small companies doing infrequent collections, if you’re collecting personal information from European citizens, the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation imposes some very specific documentation requirements.

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New EU ePrivacy Regulation: European Parliament Committee Publishes Draft Report

The EU Parliament Committee in charge of reviewing the EU Commission’s Proposal for an e-Privacy Regulation (Proposal) recently released a Draft Report proposing amendments to the regulation. The e-Privacy Regulation will regulate new electronic communication services such as instant messaging, VOIP services, web-based email, and IoT devices, and will impose significant additional obligations on Internet services and related technologies, including cookies and similar technologies.

Source: New EU e-Privacy Regulation: European Parliament Committee Publishes Draft Report

EDPS issues Newsletter on ePrivacy, Data Driven Life and more

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued Newsletter N°52 covering the EDPS Opinion on ePrivacy, work on data ethics through #DataDrivenLife workshop, the launch of our 2016 Annual Report, the supervision of Europol and the first meeting of the Digital Clearinghouse and more.

Source: Newsletter – European Data Protection Supervisor

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