TakeDown Kick-off

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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EU Commission and United States agree on new framework for transatlantic data flows: EU-US Privacy Shield

BackgroundOn 6 October, the Court of Justice declared in the Schrems case that Commission’s Decision on the Safe Harbour arrangement was invalid, and a new approach was needed in order to ensure in practice a sufficient level of data protection as required by EU law. AgreementStrong obligations on companies handling ...
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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 ...
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VI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity of Legal Systems (AICOL)

About AICOL VI – Jurix2015 (http://www.aicol.eu) VI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity of Legal Systems (AICOL), to be held at JURIX-2015, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, on December 9th One Full-Day Wokshop Co-located with the JURIX 2015, the 28th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems 9th-11th ...
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A New Rule of Law: Social intelligence, open rights

Explore the legal and ethical challenges of regulating the contemporary societies that emerged when Big Data encountered Web 3.0. Link With the growth of the Internet of Things and Smart Cities, our world will soon be managed and possibly ruled almost automatically. How can we regulate a world that is ...
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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 ...
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