Privacy

PRIVACY SHIELD BETWEEN THE EU AND THE US BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

Big news last week in the privacy world. The European Court of Justice has annulled the EU-US Privacy Shield, the data exchange treaty between the two parties. This ruling follows a complaint by privacy activist Maximilian Schrems (also known from the Schrems I judgment, which annulled the ‘Safe Harbour Decision’). Schrems believes that personal data …

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FACEBOOK V. CONSUMENTENBOND AND DATA PRIVACY STICHTING

In the Netherlands, the Consumentenbond (Dutch Consumers’ Association) and the Data Privacy Stichting (Dutch Data Privacy Foundation) have entered into a partnership to hold Facebook responsible for violating the privacy of their users. This has manifested itself in the summons of Facebook in which both parties aim to obtain compensation for each user or consumer …

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