How the EU plans to rewrite the rules for the internet

How the EU plans to rewrite the rules for the internetOctober 21, 2020 Aline Blankertz and Julian Jaursch The European Union is often considered a global frontrunner in setting rules for the digital sphere. When it came into force in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) revised and harmonized outdated data protection rules that had been in […]


Have a GDPR complaint? Skip the regulator and take it to court

With regulators faltering, privacy activists are turning to the courts to get the rules enforced. By VINCENT MANANCOURT  8/30/20, 5:00 PM CET Updated 9/1/20, 7:29 PM CET The shift toward lawsuits hints at growing disappointment with a hydra-headed privacy system that counts dozens of EU regulators | Stephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images Forget regulators. Consumer groups […]


Highlights: The GDPR and CCPA as benchmarks for federal privacy legislation

Caitlin ChinThursday, December 19, 2019TECHTANK In the United States, many businesses find themselves in an unusual stage of privacy regulatory compliance: implementing the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) while preparing for enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). On Dec. 13, Brookings scholars Cameron Kerry and Nicol Turner-Lee joined Jeff Brueggeman of […]


Internet provider faces big GDPR fine for lax call centre checks

By Leo KelionTechnology desk editor 11 December 2019 A German internet service provider faces a €9.6m ($10.6m; £8m) fine after being accused of failing to carry out tough enough customer ID checks. Germany’s data protection watchdog said anyone who called 1&1 Telecom could get extensive personal information about someone else solely by giving their name and date […]


Haunted by Europe’s GDPR, ICANN sharpens wooden stake to finally slay the Whois vampire

Whois to become Whoisn’t By Kieren McCarthy in San Francisco 23 Oct 2019 at 20:0032  SHARE ▼ Like a bad horror movie in which the vampire keeps coming back from certain death, the Whois protocol – which provides information on who owns specific internet addresses – has endured far longer than anyone wanted or expected. But the final act is nigh and the […]


GDPR for Citizens Workshop

Agenda Opening Address Joan Kerr, NPOC Chair Welcome Glenn McKnight, NARALO Secretariat Raoul Plommer, Project Manager, Vice Chair NPOC Lunch and Networking About Raoul Plommer, Project Manager Board member of: – Electronic Frontier Finland – Open Knowledge Finland Free Event. Limited seating. Please register early Information updates are HERE Directions from Mont Royal […]


How Silicon Valley gamed Europe’s privacy rules

The region’s data protection overhaul was supposed to help citizens. Instead, it’s helped Big Tech. By MARK SCOTT, LAURENS CERULUS AND STEVEN OVERLY It’s arguable that Europe’s privacy rules merely build on what has been on the legislative books for decades | Image via iStock When Europe’s tough privacy rules came into force on May 25, 2018, policymakers and industry executives expected a series of […]


Microsoft Sees Serious Appetite for Revised Privacy Laws in US, Says It’s Time to Match EU’s GDPR

By CircleID Reporter With the first anniversary of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaching in just a few days, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Julie Brill says GDPR has been an important catalyst for progress in privacy protection around the world. Since GDPR began, she tweets: “Over 18 million people have used […]