Jorge González Conejero and Rebeca Varela Figueroa attended the kick-off meeting of the European project Takedown held in Vienna from the 12 to the 15 of September. The Takedown project is funded under the call H2020-FCT-2015 (Grant nº700688) of the H2020 Program, and will be developed until September 2019.The Takedown Consortium is formed by a Read More …
On 29 February 2016, the European Commission published a Communication, a draft adequacy decision and the annexed texts: the EU-U.S. Privacy, which seeks to replace the previous U.S. Safe Harbour invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union on 6 October 2015, in the Schrems case. Article 29 DPWP is particularly pleased with Read More …
On December 17, 2015, the European Parliament and Council of the European Union reached an informal agreement on the final draft of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
The GDPR has finally been adopted on April 14, 2016, after four years of drafting and negotiations. The GDPR is now officially EU law and will directly apply in all EU countries, replacing EU and national data protection legislation.
Once officially adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, the GDPR will apply in EU Member States after a period of two years.
It is worth noting this time that the General Data Protection Regulation and the Directive on Police and Justice will change the structure and the way WP29 works today. It has indeed 2years to become the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Some guidelines and procedures will be adopted to organize the future cooperation between data Read More …
Antoni Roig (firstname.lastname@example.org) Regulation of technology is a complex task in a constantly evolving field. General legal frameworks based on principles, for instance Data Protection principles, can be implemented even in changing conditions. The limits of general regulation have soon been obvious: implementation of abstract principles requires case-by-case determination. Judicial decisions do not cover all Read More …
On 6 October, the Court of Justice declared in the Schrems case that Commission’s Decision on the Safe Harbour arrangement was invàlid, and a new approach was needed in order to ensure in practice a sufficient level of data protection as required by EU law.
We are very pleased to announce the formation of a new collaborative working group called Constitution Lab. The Constitution Lab is an open, online working group for the research, understanding, and innovation of citizen participation in constitution building. The Lab brings together expertise from academia, civil society and technology to gather knowledge necessary to produce meaningful improvements to the process of constitution building. We are working at the intersection of law, international development, political science, and technology, but welcome perspectives from other areas, such as sociology, anthropology, media and communication.
Explore the legal and ethical challenges of regulating the contemporary societies that emerged when Big Data encountered Web 3.0.
On 26/11/2014, Mediakids mobile application was presented in the CosmoCaixa facilities. The Researchers from the Institute of Law and Technology, Emma Teodoro and Jorge González, presented the main goals of the project and the requirements and features of this mobile application available at the Google Play Store. Media have picked up the presentation of the act.