Policy

Data Changemakers: Estelle Massé

Access Now’s Europe legislative manager and global data protection lead Estelle Massé says more dialogue is needed between civil society and industry about the fundamental rights that underpin compliance.

01 July 2022

Key American Data Privacy and Protection Act amendments

With the August Congress recess looming, a House of Representatives subcommittee has amended and forwarded the American Data Privacy and Protection Act to its full committee with several significant amendments.

29 June 2022

UK to change copyright law to boost AI innovation

The UK government has announced a new exception to copyright law around data mining which will allow for the technique to be used “for any purpose”, as long as the material has been lawfully accessed – a change it said will benefit the country’s AI strategy.

29 June 2022

Long-running contentions linger in US data privacy bill

The recent markup of a data privacy bill revealed pre-emption, a private right of action and defining companies’ obligations are still lingering points of contention for passing a national data privacy law.

24 June 2022

Canada’s proposed data privacy law adds AI and softened consent

Canada's recently introduced Digital Charter Implementation Act 2022 may avoid the fate of its 2020 predecessor by striking the balance between consumer and business interests needed to become law.

23 June 2022

Hesse devises Schrems-compliant Zoom use

Hesse’s data watchdog has approved a workaround for universities looking to use video-conferencing services in the wake of the Schrems II decision.

20 June 2022

Policymakers on what’s next for EU data protection enforcement

Members of the European Commission and Parliament have shared their views on the future of the GDPR in the EU and beyond – including harmonisation, regulatory cooperation, and the need to review the legislation.

20 June 2022

EDPS calls for centralisation

Wojciech Wiewiórowski has called for a “pan-European model” to counter issues with GDPR enforcement, and proposed the creation of a body dedicated to handling the most significant cross-border investigations.

17 June 2022

UK reveals more about data protection reform

The UK’s digital, culture, media and sport ministry has confirmed that future UK data laws will cut down on cookie consent pop-ups, push the Information Commissioner’s Office to promote innovation, reduce DPO requirements and simplify rules applying to research data.

16 June 2022

Industry and consumer advocates voice concerns over draft US privacy bill

Activists and industry groups agree that the American Data Privacy and Protection Act needs fine-tuning and clarification to mould the proposed legislation into a meaningful and feasible law.

15 June 2022

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