The European Data Protection Supervisor publishes guidelines on the processing of personal data through web services and by mobile applications.
Court of Justice decides that dynamic IP addresses, registered by an online media services provider in the context of the provision of its services, constitute personal data.
A Data Protection Officer is a position or role within an organisation. The Data Protection Officer oversees the processing of personal and privacy-sensitive information. When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, many companies will be obliged to have appointed a Data Protection Officer.
What are the consequences of recent Facebook court cases for cross-border eCommerce business in the European Union? Here are three takeaways for every company doing business in Europe, from merchants selling goods or services online in Europe to cloud computing providers, social media platforms and many others.
On June 15th 2015 all justice ministers of the 28 member states met at the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union and approved their common negotiating position on the new EU data protection regulation or “General Data Protection Regulation”.
The EU Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) wrote an opinion on Mobile Health (mHealth). According to the EDPS mHealth offers a more responsive healthcare for individuals, better disease prevention and lower healthcare costs for welfare systems.
The 28th of January 2015 was the annual Data Privacy Day (or Data Protection Day) intended to both raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. Earlier this month Professor Jos Dumortier was interviewed by Radio 1 (Hautekiet) about some hot topics in privacy and data protection.
The EU’s main data protection body, the Article 29 Working Party, recently published an Opinion on the application of European data protection rules to the Internet of Things. It shows an interesting evolution in the Working Party’s opinions as the priorities of the anticipated General Data Protection Regulation are now cautiously shining through.
Since the EU Court of Justice made its ruling on the right to be forgotten in May 2014, the topic has been in the media almost incessantly. Most of the debate concerns matters of principle: does the right amount to censorship, who is permitted to exercise the right and under what conditions, and does it actually benefit privacy? As new cases continue to come up, the EU is working hard to provide guidelines, fact sheets and myth-busting documents to explain why the ruling makes sense.
Although winning and maintaining customer loyalty is a key goal for any retailer, it is especially important for businesses that specialize in niche products. Take the example of “Carets”. Carets is a multichannel retailer that sells every product a guitar player and enthusiast may need — all types of guitars of course, but also sheet music, strings, metronomes, books about guitar music, course material, etc. To obtain a more cohesive view of customer buying preferences and loyalty in its stores, Carets would like to partner with a payment processing and marketing company.