The EU Commission launches a public consultation for the shaping of transatlantic relations

The European Commission launched an online consultation platform on the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), allowing stakeholders to share their views and provide common proposals on the work ahead. This includes data governance and technology platforms. 

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EDPS Wiewiorowski podcast on EURACTIV on the future of privacy

The European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiorowski recoreded a podcast with EURACTIV on the future of the EU privacy law.

Listen to the podcast on EURACTIV website here

Amazon has appealed the CJEU €746 fine

Amazon.com Inc. appealed a record 746 million-euro (5 million) penalty for allegedly violating the European Union’s tough data-protection rules. The appeal was filed at the Luxembourg Administrative Tribunal on Friday, according to Luxembourg court spokesman Henri Eippers. 

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LinkedIn might not be active in China anymore

LinkedIn has declared that it made the decision to shut its operations in China after “facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China.” One of the reasons for this is related to the new Chinese privacy law due to enter into force on November 1st.

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IOT device violating privacy of neighbours lead to a fine in the UK

Cameras pointing at streets are often questioned. A judge at Oxford county court said the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation had been breached through the use of an IOT camera and doorbell, and the owner now faces a substantial fine. The court also upheld the claim that the devices contributed to harassment.

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