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A chance for the secure transfer of personal data to the USA (?)
In a press statement on 7 October 2022, the White House indicated that: "Transatlantic data flows are critical to enabling the $7.1 trillion U.S.-EU economic relationship". The problem, however, is that the legality of the transfer of personal data overseas is being questioned - due to virtually unrestricted access to personal data by US services [...]

The use of facial recognition technology. An ease or a threat?
Face recognition technology is nothing else than the possibility of automatic identification of a person on the basis of their photo (digital image). It is based on comparing a recorded or continuously registered image to a previously collected database. Let's consider the benefits but also the risks of this technology and whether it is worth [...]

Virtual meetings - how to keep your data safe
In the era of the epidemic threat, virtual meetings have strongly increased in popularity. The growth of this form of organising training and conferences has created new challenges for agencies and their clients regarding the security of personal data and the preparation of events in a way that complies with RODO regulations. The source of [...]

Apple vs social media - the great war on user privacy
New Apple policy "You're being tracked" was a phrase once known only from spy movies. Now it's an everyday occurrence for practically everyone who uses the Internet. On the surface, it's a win-win deal - Internet companies earn money on our data (mainly through profiled advertising), and Internet users get free services in return (social [...]

Robotisation and automation. Who can be held responsible for what in implementations?
The implementation of automation and robotics in an enterprise is an extremely complex process, which includes the supply of a number of installations, elements, and devices, implementation and commissioning of the system, and supply of the necessary software. It also includes the preparation of the system installation site, which should meet the relevant criteria and [...]

Cross-border transfers of personal data from the European Union to the United Kingdom
The European Commission adopted on 28 June 2021 two decisions finding an adequate level of protection for personal data in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Personal data can now, based on these decisions, continue to flow freely from the European Union (EU) to the UK, enjoying there a level of protection [...]

Revolution in GDPR data protection – Polish acts drafted
Dear Readers, Preliminary drafts of the new Polish acts concerning the processing of personal data, which will be a supplement to EU Regulation No. 2016/679 (the so-called GDPR) have been posted on the government’s websites. The new “Personal Data Protection Act” – reduced by the personal data processing rules, which were transferred to the GDPR [...]

With the shield or on the shield (of privacy)?
During the press conference, which took place on February 2nd, 2016 r., The European Commission announced the establishment of an agreement referred to as the “EU – US Privacy Shield”, which aims at imposing new, strengthened obligations on American entrepreneurs for transmitting personal data of European Union citizens to the United States. Privacy Shield instead [...]

Changes are coming to the European law on personal data protection – time for penalties and child protection!
The European Parliament reports the ongoing talks on Tuesday have brought a "strong compromise" with the Council concerning the work on the high level of protection of personal data. This work relates to regulations and directives, which will be the subject of a vote in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. What [...]

Un(safe) harbor?
The judgement of the Court of Justice of 6 October 2015 (case No C-362/14) on the “Safe Harbor ” program still resounds. We provided the background for this case earlier on our blog when the Court initiated the procedure.The Safe Harbor program was developed between the US Trade Department and the European Commission to enable certified [...]

The Court of Justice and Edward Snowden's revelations
On March 24, 2015 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) commenced proceedings in the case of Maximillian Schrems against a local Irish Data Protection Commissioner (file no. C-362/14) who refused to consider a complaint by Mr. Schrems concerning activities of the Irish branch of Facebook. The case has been given wide media [...]

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