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How to comply with both the GDPR and the CLOUD Act

U.S. CLOUD Act’s compatibility with the EU General Data Protection Regulation is still an open question.

With regard to data transfer to third countries for which such transfer is subject to the GDPR, Articles 44 to 50 of the GDPR apply. In particular, Article 48 of the GDPR comes into play when EU data is being requested by a U.S. law enforcement agency.

Full article: How to comply with both the GDPR and the CLOUD Act

The ‘security principle’ of GDPR and what to do to avoid the penalties of non-compliance

Google recently hit the headlines when it was fined €50 million by France for violating GDPR. It’s not the only company struggling with keeping to the rules. Just eight months after the introduction of GDPR, the European Commission reports that regulators have received more than 95,000 complaints about possible data breaches.

Full article: The ‘security principle’ of GDPR and what organisations should be doing to avoid the penalties of non-compliance

How should we regulate facial-recognition technology?

The privacy concerns with facial-recognition technology are obvious: Nothing is more “personal” than one’s face.

So how is the processing of facial data regulated, whether such data is collected by a government agency as in China, or by a private entity like Apple or Facebook? And as facial-recognition technology use becomes more pervasive (as widely predicted), what restrictions are appropriate in the future?

Full article: How should we regulate facial-recognition technology?

AI ethics and moving beyond compliance

The digital economy is at the center of a seismic change with the convergence of big data and artificial intelligence.

The oceans of digital information and low-cost computing power are providing endless marketing opportunities. The rapid rate of innovation is proving to be one of the most transformative forces of our time. At the same time, we are faced with ethical dilemmas challenging users’ digital dignity and redefining privacy norms.

Full article: AI ethics and moving beyond compliance

Does anonymization or de-identification require consent under the GDPR?

Data de-identification has many benefits in the context of the EU General Data Protection Regulation . One of the recurring questions is whether consent is required to anonymize or de-identify data. In this article, we make the case that no consent is required for anonymization or other forms of de-identification.

Full article: Does anonymization or de-identification require consent under the GDPR?

Data privacy rules in the EU may leave the US behind

The European Union has issued its first fine, cracking down on companies that misuse users’ personal data. Why hasn’t the US taken a similarly strong approach?

Americans use online services in the same way as our European counterparts, and at generally similar rates. And U.S. consumers’ privacy has been harmed by the ever-growing number of data breaches affecting financial institutions, retailers and government targets.

Full article: Data privacy rules in the EU may leave the US behind

Smart glasses – tech dream, data protection nightmare?

The wearable tech industry has made huge strides since the early days (everyone’s favourite: calculator watches) and has been on the cusp of exploding for almost a decade.

Smart watches are ever more popular for social, entertainment and sports purposes. After a shaky start in the consumer market smart glasses are now predicted to become part of many of our lives in a personal or professional capacity.

Full article: Smart glasses – tech dream, data protection nightmare? – Mills & Reeve: Technology Law Update

2019: when personal data isn’t personal anymore

Government privacy regulations and calls for better self-governance of data collection by companies today all revolve around the concept of “personal data.” But defining what “personal data” is exactly will be a major issue in the battle around consumer privacy.

Full article: 2019: when personal data isn’t personal anymore | The Drum

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