Case in point: last July, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the EU-US Privacy Shield, which was agreed to facilitate trans-Atlantic data flows, was not sufficient to ensure the protection of European data in the US. In a decision called "Schrems II", the ECJ invalidated the agreement, causing significant disruption to trade between the two continents. … [Read more...] about Your digital privacy is under attack. Can anything be done to protect it?
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Consumers want better e-commerce experience Meanwhile, a separate study revealed a need for e-commerce marketplaces to do better in their service delivery. According to a reported released Thursday by Blackbox Research and Toluna, 39% of consumers in Asean said they were less than satisfied with their digital commerce experience. They pointed to concerns about delivery costs and services, product reliability, and the authenticity of in-app reviews. … [Read more...] about Singapore moots need to update rules on data access in e-commerce
The IDPC sent a preliminary order to Facebook last month directing the company to suspend data transfers to the US about EU users, The Wall Street Journal reported this week. The order is the first attempt by an EU regulator to enforce a surprise ruling in July by the EU’s Court of Justice, which invalidated Privacy Shield, a data-sharing protocol that allowed American companies to transfer personal information about EU citizens to the US for processing. … [Read more...] about Facebook appealing order by Ireland’s privacy regulator that could halt EU-US data transfers
"It is important to develop a set of international rules on data security that reflect the will and respect the interests of all countries," China Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, according to Bloomberg's and The Wall Street Journal's reads of the announcement (link is in Chinese). … [Read more...] about China plans new data policy in response to Trump admin’s “bullying”