The start of a new year always brings New Year’s resolutions. If privacy by design is one of yours (just months after the Irish watchdog announced a €265 million fine for a breach of this concept, it seems reasonable to have it on your radar), 2023 is off to a good start with a new
On October 20, 2022, the French data protection authority (the CNIL) announced a €20 million fine against Clearview AI Inc. (Clearview) for its processing of facial images of individuals residing in France. This is the fourth fine Clearview has received (so far) in Europe. It wraps up the investigation dating back to 2020, when the CNIL started the procedure based on multiple complaints from individuals and activist groups.
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On October 7, 2022, US President Joe Biden signed the Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities (the Executive Order), introducing new safeguards to protect the personal data shared between the EU and the US.
The Executive Order is the first tangible step towards a new transatlantic framework for personal data transfers, following the March 25, 2022, joint announcement by the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, and US President Biden that they had reached an agreement in principle on a successor to the Privacy Shield.
While details of the actual content leaked over time, here is a summary of what the Executive Order is providing, but, more importantly, what the signature of the order means, not only for those who will be able to certify to the revised Privacy Shield, but also for all others.
Continue Reading We Have an EO, but Not (Yet) a New Transfer Mechanism