Data update in EU & US

Data

EU The European Court of Justice recently ruled that the general and indiscriminate retention of data is incompatible with the E-Privacy Directive. This was in relation to the now defunct UK Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act but will put pressure on its replacement, the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. The EU Commission has published a new draft E-Privacy Regulation to … Continue reading Data update in EU & US

Safe Harbour is invalid

The Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice has given an opinion (PDF) in relation to a transfer of data by Facebook from Ireland to the USA that the Safe Harbour regime is invalid. This opinion stems from the very reason that caused the EU to open the renegotiations on Safe Harbour in the first place. … Continue reading Safe Harbour is invalid

Cloud standards get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 5. Cloud standards get closer There are numerous attempts to introduce cloud standards. There are initiatives from the European Union, official standard-setting organisations such … Continue reading Cloud standards get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Google Spain case will get greater scrutiny: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 4. Google Spain case will get greater scrutiny Last year Mr Costeja unintentionally achieved international fame, infamy even. The Court of Justice of the … Continue reading Google Spain case will get greater scrutiny: 5 topics for 2015

Massive data security fines get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 3. Massive data security fines get closer Every month there seems to be another story of data leaks or hacking. Or both. Aside from … Continue reading Massive data security fines get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Internet of Things will cause privacy concerns: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 2. Internet of Things will cause privacy concerns We are all used to making some form of compromise over access to information about our … Continue reading Internet of Things will cause privacy concerns: 5 topics for 2015

Microsoft vs US.gov: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 1. Microsoft and US government go to court Again, Microsoft is resisting attempts by the US government to get access to the user data … Continue reading Microsoft vs US.gov: 5 topics for 2015