E-Verify is a massive federal data system used to verify the eligibility of job applicants to work in the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) administer E-Verify.
On October 18, 2017, the EU Commission released its report and accompanying working document on the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. The report states that the Privacy Shield framework continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data that is transferred from the EU to the U.S. It also indicates that U.S. authorities have put in place the necessary structures and procedures to ensure the proper functioning of the Privacy Shield, including by providing new redress possibilities for EU individuals and instituting appropriate safeguards regarding government access to personal data.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear the federal government’s case against Microsoft, in which it seeks access to emails held overseas.
Any technology that allows U.S. agencies to lawfully access data will present an irresistible target for hackers and foreign intelligence services.
US government lawyers have said it is critically important its views are taken into account when the High Court finalises the questions to be decided by the EU Court of Justice about the way EU citizens’ data is transferred to other countries.
A top U.S. government legal official has given strong backing to Britain’s campaign to force Silicon Valley to compromise on encrypted communications, rebuking tech firms for failing to balance crime-fighting demands with privacy needs.
The first joint annual review of the Privacy Shield is underway and the European Commission is preparing its report to be issued later this month. Separately, the EU DPAs are also conducting an assessment on how the arrangement is working.
Opinion on necessary changes to US surveillance law.
Want to look at Americans’ communications? Get a warrant.
A European Union court case ostensibly to keep personal data private could backfire and cause great damage to the continent, say industry leaders and legal experts.
As the number of devices quietly gathering your data increases, so does the risk of exposure.