Data Privacy Day? Yeah, it’s a Thing.

For a number of years now, January 28 has been marked as “Data Privacy Day” (or, for our European friends, “Data Protection Day”), and it is often overlooked observed in the United States, Canada, India and many European countries. According to … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, European Union, Personal Information, Privacy

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EU Approves New “Privacy Shield” Data Transfer Accord With U.S.

On Tuesday July 12, 2016, the European Commission formally adopted the EU – U.S. Trans-Atlantic Privacy Shield data transfer deal, commonly referred to as the “Privacy Shield”. The action followed an earlier vote by representatives of each EU member state … Continue reading

Posted in Data Protection, European Union, FTC, Government Regulations, Privacy, Privacy Policy, Privacy Shield, Safe Harbor, Uncategorized

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Sanity Prevails? The Framework for the New EU – U.S. Privacy Shield

On February 2, 2016, the European Commission announced a last-minute “political agreement” with the United States concerning a new privacy framework for transatlantic data transfers. The accord, called the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield”, still requires further negotiation of the specific terms of the deal, but the … Continue reading

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Now What? Europe’s High Court Sinks the U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Data Transfer Program

Life just got a lot more confusing, complicated and expensive for organizations that transmit personal data to the United States from the European Union (EU) under the frequently-used U.S. – EU Safe Harbor program. Why? Because the Court of Justice … Continue reading

Posted in European Union, Government Regulations, Privacy, Safe Harbor

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The EU’s S-L-O-W March Towards a Uniform Data Protection Regime

The European Union (EU), comprised of 28 member states, currently has a patchwork of privacy and data protection laws, based on the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive.  This mix of laws has led to inconsistent data protection and enforcement across the member … Continue reading

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