Hikvision, a company 42%-owned by the Chinese government, sold devices that monitor U.S. Army base and Memphis streets. That has sparked concerns about cybersecurity.
Hot on the heels of the European Commission’s official review of the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, the Article 29 Working Party (Working Party) of EU data protection regulators has issued its own report on the matter.
Many companies have found themselves in an awkward position with respect to compliance with trade sanctions and data protection legislation. Specifically, I’m talking about US trade sanctions, which companies operating in the EU are not generally obligated to comply with under EU or national law. However, the US has set such a wide scope of application for the sanctions that even if a foreign company has only the slightest link to the US, it may find itself subject to the regulations set in the sanctions. A company is typically subject to US sanctions if its parent company is from the US or it has US employees.
Privacy activists are battling to stop Western surveillance technology from filtering out to oppressive regimes. But Russia is also hard at work developing all sorts of surveillance tools and selling them to the West.
The European Union is to make a submission to the U.S. Supreme Court in its hearing of the U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal against a ruling which prevented prosecutors from gaining access to emails held by Microsoft in Ireland.
As we previously reported, this October, the EU Commission released its report and accompanying working document on the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. On November 28, 2017, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted an opinion on the review.
At its 113th plenary meeting held on Nov. 28, 2017, in Brussels, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted its EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Report , which renders an opinion on the annual review of Privacy Shield recently conducted by the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
A memo from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau says the firm’s commercial products may be sending sensitive information about U.S. infrastructure back to China, raising security concerns.
The new bill, called the Data Security and Breach Notification Act, was introduced in the wake of reports that Uber paid $100,000 to cover up a 2016 data breach that affected 57 million users.
In a stern warning to the New Orleans City Council, the city’s top police watchdog has criticized a plan to expand surveillance without also expanding oversight. The Office of Independent Police Monitor (OIPM) warned that the city is on a path that may lead to abuse, racial discrimination, and fiscal waste.