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Data protection digest 1 – 14 September 2023:  gatekeeper obligations, synthetic datasets, automotive cybersecurity

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal processes and redress: gatekeeper obligations, US adequacy decision, Google litigation, UK data protection reform, Quebec privacy laws Gatekeeper in the EU: The European Commission has designated, for the first time, six gatekeepers – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta, and Microsoft – under the […]

Data protection digest 15 – 31 August 2023: financial data processing, misconducted learning platforms, and algorithmic disgorgement

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal processes Financial data: The EDPS discussed recommendations to encourage data sharing to extend the range of available financial services and products, while also giving people or organisations control over the processing of their financial data. Individuals and organisations, according to the proposals, would […]

Data protection digest 31 July – 14 August 2023: privacy laws development, AI evaluations at school, and security of connected devices

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal processes and redress China privacy laws updates: The Chinese Cyberspace Administration has issued administrative measures for personal data compliance audits for public input. In the case of high-risk processing operations or security incidents, the department in charge of personal data protection, (under the […]

Data protection digest 17- 30 July 2023: guide on website analytics, health care data sharing, and COPPA 2.0

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Official guidance Website analytics: There are many website analytics and tracking tools on the market notes the Norwegian data protection regulator, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s legal to use them on your website. Be prepared to follow the GDPR, even if you do […]

Data protection digest 3 – 16 July 2023: can the new EU-US data privacy framework respect the GDPR to the letter?

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. EU-US Data Privacy Framework Effective Immediately: On 10 July, the European Commission’s decision on the adequacy of the level of data protection in the US within the new data privacy framework entered into force. If an American-based business is on the approved list, you […]

EU-US Data Privacy Framework Adopted

This afternoon, the European Commission has adopted an adequacy decision for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. This decision finds that the United States provides an equivalent level of data protection to that of the European Union, enabling the safe and unrestricted flow of personal data from the EU to U.S. companies under the new framework. EU […]

Data protection digest 17 June – 2 July 2023: rules on GDPR fines, controllers’ BCRs and ‘right to know’

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal processes New rules on GDPR fines: New rules, issued by the EDPB, are now in effect for calculating fines for companies that violate the GDPR. All privacy supervisors in the EU will calculate the size of fines in the same way. The size […]

Data protection digest 2 – 16 June 2023: rules on electronic evidence, explainable AI, and wildcat telemarketing

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal processes and redress Electronic evidence: The European Parliament voted to adopt new rules on the exchange of electronic evidence by law enforcement authorities to make cross-border investigations more effective. It will allow national authorities to request evidence directly from service providers in other […]

Misconceptions about the role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO)

For many organisations, the appointment of a DPO has become mandatory. Although Articles 37 to 39 of the GDPR make provisions for the designation, position and tasks of a DPO, some misconceptions still exist about who needs one, who can be one and what kind of tasks a DPO can undertake. Who is a DPO? […]

Data protection digest 17 May – 1 June 2023: amassing data for machine learning is ‘no excuse for breaking the law’

TechGDPR’s review of international data-related stories from press and analytical reports. Legal processes ‘Machine learning is no excuse to break the law’: The US Federal Trade Commission alleged that Amazon, (Alexa voice assistant), kept kids’ data indefinitely to further refine its voice recognition algorithm. If approved by the federal court, on top of a multimillion […]

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