Data Protection Directive

14 April 2016 at 9:23am
The Article 29 Working Party’s new Opinion on the US–EU Privacy Shield draft adequacy decision leaves a lot of questions unanswered and further prolongs the period of uncertainty for anyone transferring personal data from Europe to the USA.
28 April 2016 at 7:29am
[UPDATE: the full paper describing this approach has now been published in the Journal of Learning Analytics] [based on Doug Clow’s liveblog of the talk I did at the LAEP workshop in Amsterdam]
6 January 2015 at 9:29am
Reading yet another paper on privacy and big data that concluded that processing should be based on the individual's consent, it occurred to me how much that approach limits the scope and powers of privacy regulators. When using consent to justify processing, pretty much the only question for regulators is whether the consent was fairly obtained – effectively they are reduced to just commenting and ruling on privacy notices. And, indeed, a surprising number of recent opinions and cases do seem to be about physical and digital signage.
18 December 2014 at 9:11am
Although it's now almost three years since the European Commission published their proposed General Data Protection Regulation, it seems unlikely that a final text will be agreed even in 2015. That means we'll be stuck for at least another year with the 1995 Directive, whose inability to deal with the world of 2015 is becoming increasingly apparent.
15 October 2014 at 11:54am
One aspect of the Google Spain judgment I’ve not seen discussed is the incentives it creates for search engines.
25 June 2014 at 4:45pm
There's no doubt that some parts of the UK Data Protection Act and the EU Data Protection Directive are badly out of date and need revising. The world they were drafted for in the early 1990s has changed.
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