Francesca Blythe

12 April 2016

EU General Data Protection Regulation Takes Significant Steps Towards Adoption

The past several days, the GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation) took two significant steps towards adoption.  On Friday, April 8, 2016, the European Council adopted the GDPR at first reading.  Then today, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (the LIBE Read More

08 April 2016

Leaked Extracts on Working Party Opinion Indicate Approval of Privacy Shield May Not Be Imminent

Today, alleged extracts from the impending Article 29 Working Party Opinion on the adequacy of the Privacy Shield were leaked.  These extracts indicate that a number of clarifications on the Privacy Shield documents will be required before the Working Party can confirm that the Privacy Shield, in its view, ensures … Read More

29 February 2016

Details of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Are Published

The much-anticipated documentation for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, a new framework on transatlantic data flows, was published by the European Commission on February 29, 2016. The framework now will undergo a process of review and approval, including by the EU’s Article 29 Working Party, which is due to finish its … Read More

03 February 2016

Article 29 Working Party Confirms that EU Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules are Still Valid – for the Time-Being

The Article 29 Working Party has confirmed in a statement that EU Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules are still valid data transfer mechanisms for the time being. The announcement was made following a meeting held to discuss the consequences of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s … Read More

02 February 2016

New Framework on Transatlantic Data Flows Agreed – the “EU-US Privacy Shield”

The European Commission has announced that a political agreement has been reached on a new framework on transatlantic data flows. The announcement was made in a press conference on  February 2nd by Vice President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová , in which the Commissioner expressed the hope that the new framework, … Read More

01 February 2016

The European Court of Human Rights Rules that an Employer did not Breach its Employee’s Privacy Rights by Monitoring his Email Account

The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”)  ruled earlier this month that an employer’s monitoring of an employee’s personal emails in a work-related Yahoo account was not a breach of the employee’s Article 8 privacy rights (“the right to respect for private and family life, the home and correspondence”).  The … Read More

16 December 2015

Agreement Reached on EU General Data Protection Regulation

After almost four years of intense negotiations, on 15 December 2015, an informal agreement on the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation was reached between the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament. An extraordinary meeting of the LIBE Committee is scheduled for 17 December 2015 for the 28 EU Member … Read More

15 December 2015

Agreement has been reached on the first EU-wide cybersecurity legislation

In 2013, the European Commission put forward a proposal for a Network and Information Security Directive (the “NIS Directive”) as part of the EU’s Cyber Security Strategy. The European Parliament and Council of Ministers recently reached political agreement on the NIS Directive on 7 December 2015, which includes … Read More

04 December 2015

Negotiations on the General Data Protection Regulations Continue

As the legislative journey for the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) nears its conclusion, last week (Nov. 27,2015) saw the publication of a further compromise text which left the door open for additional “trilogue” discussions on the much-debated subjects of administrative fines, data protection officers (“DPOs”), and data breaches, as … Read More

06 November 2015

European Parliament Adopts Surveillance Resolution Aimed at Mass Surveillance and Prompting Progress on Safe Harbor 2.0

On October 29, 2015, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens (the “Resolution”). Positioned as a follow-up to its resolution of 12 March 2014 in which the Parliament called for the immediate suspension of Safe Harbor and put forward a number of recommendations … Read More

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