News stories posted during October 2016

EDPS calls for regulators’ cooperation and scepticism on Big Data mergers

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03/10/2016 by:

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Giovanni Buttarelli, says that we need to see more accountability in Big Data mergers. “Regulators should have a healthy scepticism on these, and be more conversant with new technology.” Buttarelli...

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100+ DPAs gather in Morocco to discuss developing privacy issues

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20/10/2016 by:

Data Protection Authorities from all over the world are currently meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco for their 38th International Privacy Conference. The DPAs and stakeholders debated yesterday data privacy as a driver for sustainable development,...

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US pleased with 500 Privacy Shield certifications so far

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21/10/2016 by:

“We are very pleased that participation in the EU-US Privacy Shield has exceeded expectations,” Shannon Coe from the US Department of Commerce said. Speaking at the international DPAs’ conference in Marrakesh yesterday, Coe confirmed that the...

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EU DPAs target WhatsApp and Yahoo – 1st step in enhanced enforcement cooperation

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28/10/2016 by:

The EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29) has sent a letter to WhatsApp saying that they have serious concerns regarding the sharing of information within the “Facebook family of companies”. The DPAs say that the Terms of Service and...

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