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Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, Opinion 01/2016 on the EU-US Privacy Shield draft adequacy decision, adopted on 13 April 2016 (WP 238)

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 …

General Data Protection Regulation

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.

Last 2nd February 2016, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted the Work Programme 2016 (417/16/EN, WP235)

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 …

Technology Regulation

Antoni Roig (antoni.roig@uab.cat) 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 …

Constitution Lab

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.

Mediakids’ mobile application

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.