Harvesting data and selling profiles : the shadowy world of Data Brokers

Harvesting data and selling profiles : the shadowy world of Data Brokers Acxiom, Experian, Epsilon, CoreLogic, Datalogix and PeekYou, those are companies whose names are vastly unknown to the general population. But for those companies, the general population has very little secrets. They are called data or information brokers, and…

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Fingerprinting, a frightening new tool of targeted advertising 

Fingerprinting, a frightening new tool of targeted advertising    Once the flagship technology of targeted advertising, third-party cookies are disappearing. The targeted advertising industry is now turning to more sophisticated techniques, most notably fingerprinting.   Metadata, a new fuel for targeted advertising “Fingerprinting” is a technique used to uniquely identify…

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The One-Stop-Shop Mechanism

What is the one-stop shop? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has set up a procedure to organize and harmonize the cooperation of the different European protection authorities in cases of cross-border data processing. The mechanism only concerns cross-border processing as defined in Article 4.23 of the GDPR. That is:…

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A Privacy Shield 2.0 ? The announcement of a new and uncertain EU-US data transfer agreement

After almost two year of negotiations, the EU and US finally announced to have agreed in principle on a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework. Yet beyond the grand political declaration, this new framework's legal resilience has yet to be tested.   I.   The post-Schrems II situation As a reminder, in…

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GDPR access right : How can employees recover their company-held personal data ?

GDPR access right : How can employees recover their company-held personal data ? As GDPR implications slowly creep into employment law, the employee’s access right have recently been clarified by the French data protection authority (CNIL).   What is the GDPR access right ? Very much linked to its rectification…

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Differences between decentralized finance (DeFi) and traditional finance, concerning privacy

  Image Credits : Ledger Insight Decentralized finance appeared in 2009, with the emergence of bitcoin and its peer-to-peer concept to send money between users without an intermediate. • With this new concept, we can wonder if it could lead to changes concerning our rights, especially privacy and data protection.…

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Brexit and personal datas : What consequences ?

  Brexit has been decided in the wake of the referendum of June 23d, 2016. Negotiations are presently in progress to set the exit's conditions of the UK. The question is how will be managed personnal data between UK and EU?   Data protection until Brexit will come into force ICO (The…

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