Ardi Kolah, Cloud Service Providers under the GDPR

The author discusses how cloud service providers may be considered Data Processor under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) if they provide “data processing services (e.g. storage) on behalf of the Data Controller without determining the purposes and means of processing (Art.4(7) and (8), GDPR).” The article draws a line between duties and responsibilities […]

SCOTUS to decide whether a warrant is needed to obtain location data from cellphone carriers

On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to review the decision by the Sixth Circuit holding that the protection granted under the Fourth Amendment did not prevent the government to access business records from the defendants’ wireless carriers revealing the user’s location without obtaining a warrant. In Carpenter v. United States […]

EDPS’s Opinion on Personal Information Management Systems

On October 20, 2016, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published Opinion 9/2016 on Personal Information Management Systems, PIMS. The opinion acknowledges that the recently adopted GDPR provides for increased transparency, powerful rights of access and data portability, giving individuals more control over their data. However, the EDPS highlighted how market conditions and business practices can […]

Bruce Wright, Big Data and Privacy

Information Law Journal, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Autumn 2015 From the article Privacy is being challenged by the burgeoning use of Big Data. The term “Big Data” has multiple definitions. This paper discusses the challenges to privacy posed by Big Data viewed as an Information Technology process that collects and parses huge sets of data […]