English Posts

  • Change is Coming in Ireland: Implementing the GDPR

    … With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) less than a year away from implementation, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission could quickly become one of the busiest in Europe. New rules dictating that multinationals can treat any supervisory authority as their single regulating body may lead to Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…

    Jessica Richter/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 41 Leser -


  • Japan on Its Way to Data Protection Adequacy?

    …, which brings about considerable changes. Interestingly, Japanese Data Protection Law now requires that, without the data subject’s consent, personal data may only be transferred to “safe countries” as per the newly introduced white-list. At the G7 Summit in Ise Shima, international data transfers have been part of the discussions, and in their joint…

    Wiebke Kummer/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 84 Leser -
  • Your Heart Rate Data Can Land You in Jail

    … This so happened in Ohio last fall, when a man was convicted of aggravated arson and insurance fraud based on evidence provided by the data from his cardiac pacemaker. A man, whose house had burnt down, was investigated against after traces of fire accelerant had been found by the police. The suspect claimed that he was woken by a fire in his…

    Wiebke Kummer/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 70 Leser -
  • Personal Data in China. A Step towards Protection.

    … Currently, there is no specific data protection law in China; rules relating to personal data protection are found in different laws and regulations. Some weeks ago, on 1 June 2017, the new Cybersecurity Law entered into force. We already wrote about it here. Recently, a new draft of a Standard called “Information security techniques – personal…

    Dr. Evgeniia Volokitina/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 33 Leser -
  • What do They Know, and How are You Being Tracked Online?

    …. Michal Kosinski has developed a tool of such magnitude. This tool could be able to identify personality traits based on Facebook likes, posts and Twitter posts as a digital footprint. The instrument basically uses this footprint and generates a psycho-demographic profile of you. On their web site, they also mention that this is a very debated…

    Lyz Veronica Llamas/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 36 Leser -
  • Data protection impact assesment (DPIA)

    … The most recent document provided by 29 WP published guidelines for further comprehension on when and how to conduct a DPIA. The main goal of a DPIA is to: “describe the processing, assess the necessity and proportionality of a processing and to help manage the risks to the rights and freedoms of natural persons resulting from the processing…

    Lyz Veronica Llamas/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 49 Leser -


  • Social Media Post-Truth

    … If it weren’t for the hyphen, one might say – finally! While it remains to be hoped that social media posts stay with the truth, this article discusses so-called fake news – a phenomenon that currently plagues us and is alleged to have influenced the recent presidential elections in the USA. The German word for post-truth, postfaktisch, has been…

    Wiebke Kummer/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 59 Leser -
  • Microsoft Remains Victorious in Legal Battle Over Cloud Data

    … The decision that the jurisdiction to issue search warrants concerning foreign data centers lies with the local authorities and not with U.S. courts still stands. In July 2016, a U.S. federal appeals court had ruled that Microsoft is not obliged to grant the U.S. government access to user data stored on servers in Ireland. The government’s…

    Olaf Rossow/ datenschutz-notizen.de- 54 Leser -
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