The prospect of countries around the world agreeing on a set of international laws defining citizens' data protection rights might seem rather ambitious, not to say unrealistic. For Paul Bernal, researcher in media and information technology at the University of East Anglia School of Law, it is effectively hard to tell how much impact the Council of Europe's call will have – but that shouldn't downplay the importance of the institution's statement. … [Read more...] about Your digital privacy is under attack. Can anything be done to protect it?
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"In the worst-case scenario, this could mean that a small tech start-up in Germany would no longer be able to use a US-based cloud provider," Clegg says. "A Spanish product development company could no longer be able to run an operation across multiple time zones. A French retailer may find they can no longer maintain a call center in Morocco." … [Read more...] about Privacy concerns prompt Irish regulators to ask Facebook to stop sending EU user data to the US
SCCs are a widely used protocol for international data transfers, and they are used not only by big tech firms like Facebook and Microsoft but by banks, tech giants, airlines, and other companies as well. Clegg added in his post that the effects of the IDPC’s decision would have a “far reaching effect on businesses that rely on SCCs.” … [Read more...] about Facebook appealing order by Ireland’s privacy regulator that could halt EU-US data transfers
"In view of the increased importance of data as an input, and the potential for the refusal to supply or provide access to data by a dominant undertaking to constitute abusive conduct, CCCS has considered that it may be opportune to update the CCCS Guidelines on the Section 47 Prohibition to provide greater clarity in relation to the role of data as an input, and the competition concerns that may arise from limited access to data. … [Read more...] about Singapore moots need to update rules on data access in e-commerce
The app is built on Apple and Google's exposure notification API and uses Bluetooth handshakes to determine if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. If one of the people you've been in contact with registers a positive test, you'll get an alert. … [Read more...] about Scotland launches anonymous ‘Protect Scotland’ contact tracing app