Tag Archives: data protection

Uruguay receives adequacy determination from EU for personal data protections.

Author: Laureli Mallek, Legal Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project 2012 At the end of August, the European Union determined that Uruguay's privacy laws provide an adequate level of protection.  This allows companies, governments, or individuals to transfer personal information from Europe to Uruguay without the use of model contract clauses, binding corporate rules, or the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor program.  At first glance, achieving “adequacy” may…
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Pew Survey highlights users changing concerns about privacy online

Author: Alessandra Garbagnati, Legal Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project 2012 Recently, the Pew Internet and American Life Project released a report detailing consumer use of search engines.  The survey highlighted both that users have begun to learn how much of their personal data is exposed and their growing concern about their personal data is collected…
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European Commission Proposed Data Protection Law

Author: Fatima Khan, Legal Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project 2012 On January 25, 2012, the European Commission released a proposed General Data Protection Legislation (“Proposed Regulation”) for comprehensive reform of existing European Union (“EU”) data protection rules.  Through the Proposed Regulation, the European Commission seeks to “strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe’s digital economy.”[1]…
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