General Privacy & Data Security News & Developments

The development of alternative techniques to “third-party” cookies cannot be done at the expense of the right of individuals to protect their personal data and privacy, according to France’s Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).

The commission has issued new guidance on what happens after third party cookies.

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The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office has released the second chapter in its anonymization guide for public comment.

Here are some key points:

  • An effective anonymization process seeks to reduce the likelihood of someone being identified or identifiable to a sufficiently remote level. This level depends on a number of factors specific to the context.

In Connecticut, if you adopt and maintain and comply with written cybersecurity program that contains administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the protection of personal or restricted information and that conforms to an industry recognized cybersecurity framework then you will not be subject to punitive damages in court against any cause of action founded in

It’s time for a new agreement on transatlantic data flows, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

“The U.S. and EU must work together to swiftly finalize a new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement that brings legal certainty to data transfer mechanisms,” the organization said in a statement. “This must be the top priority for both

Key practice takeaways from the Kişisel Verileri Koruma Kurumu (KVKK) Turkey EUR 195,000 fine against WhatsApp (which echoes the Data Protection Commission Ireland decision in many respects):

  • Consent as a legal basis can only be used when it is obtained for a specific data processing. Agreement to terms, which include transfers to third parties and

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is taking on cookie banners.

The office will call on fellow G7 data protection and privacy authorities to work together to overhaul cookie consent pop-ups in favor of software and device privacy settings.

“Joined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF),

On August 27, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed the Protecting Household Privacy Act into law. It goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

House Bill 2553 prohibits Illinois law enforcement agencies from obtaining household electronic data or direct the acquisition of household electronic data from a private third party.

This includes any information or input

Here is one more note on the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) new international transfers initiative: The documents contain a template and a detailed questionnaire for assessing the adequacy of the destination third country in connection with data protection.

These are organized, thorough and very user-friendly documents that should even prove

Can consent be considered “freely given” if the alternative is to pay 10, 20 or 100 times the market price of your data to keep it to yourself?

That is what noyb.eu is asking in new complaints against seven major German and Austrian news websites.

It’s important to note that a somewhat similar test requiring