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The state of privacy 2017: EDPS provides mid-mandate report

On May 4 European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, published his mid-mandate report “The state of privacy 2017: EDPS provides mid-mandate report”. Buttarelli indicated that EDPS will continue to work on aims outlined in EDPS Strategy 2015-2019. He also pointed out that EU data protection framework consists of much more than just the GDPR.

Source: The state of privacy 2017: EDPS provides mid-mandate report

Jourová: I will launch a massive information campaign on data protection

Data protection is only getting more important. Yet, most people simply do not care enough about protecting their personal data. Therefore Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová is going to launch information campaign to rise public awareness about privacy and data protection.

Source: Jourová: I will launch a massive information campaign on data protection – EURACTIV.com

EDPS addresses DPOs in Italy

European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, gave a speech at the ASSO DPO conference in Milan. In his speech he addressed necessity for everyone to prepare for new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Data Protection Officers (DPOs), national legislators and Data Protection Authorities, – and promised more guidance from EU Article 29 Working Party by the end of the year.

Source: EDPS addresses DPOs in Italy

40,000 Tinder pics scraped into big data service

Developer Stuart Colianni had built a a set of 40,000 facial images by scraping the Tinder dating service arguing that publicly available facial datasets are generally too small to be useful. Dataset with photos was published on Kaggle, but later deleted because of strong criticism.

Source: 40,000 Tinder pics scraped into big data service

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