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Tardiness with transposing data protection laws comes with a hefty fine.

The European Commission is asking the Court of Justice of the European Union to impose financial sanctions on Greece
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EU and U.S. officials finally unveiled the full text of the proposed EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework earlier this week. The agreement is the culmination of a five-month negotiation to address
Continue Reading The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement Is Unveiled, But Its Effects and Future Remain Uncertain

The French data protection authority (CNIL) is placing Facebook’s EU-U.S. data transfer practices under new scrutiny over its use of the defunct Safe Harbor framework.

The agency issued a two-part
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Critical infrastructure operators and multinational companies must fully disclose cybersecurity breaches and violations to European Union (EU) authorities or face severe penalties under a new EU cybersecurity law.

The law
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The RFID (radio frequency identification) camps are many and varied throughout the world. Privacy proponents are calling the security risks from RFID technology monumental and ripe for data and identity theft. The federal government has decided that when coupled with pin codes and/or protective sleeves, RFID technology used in passports and passport cards is safe. The European Commission has said it believes that RFID technology can be safe, provided its new recommendations are followed.
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