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Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 18 - How businesses outside the EU can comply with the GDPR

In this and the next podcast, the Data Privacy Detective turns a magnifying glass to how businesses located outside the EU can gather and use personal data that originates in the EU without violating the GDPR. Read More ›

New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry into Cryptocurrency Exchanges

On April 17, 2018, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (the “NY AG”) launched the “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative” (the “Initiative”), a fact-finding inquiry into the policies and practices of platforms used by consumers to trade virtual currencies like bitcoin and ether. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 17 - Consent: The meaning of it under GDPR

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, becomes directly applicable law on May 25, 2018. The Data Privacy Detective explored in prior podcasts the broad scope of personal data, the differences between controllers and processors and other matters, including how processing can be lawful. That includes several specific, limited instances when acquisition and use of personal data can be legitimate in the absence of express consent of the persons whose data are held. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 16 - Lawful Processing of Personal Data under the GDPR

The EU’s GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – becomes law on May 25, 2018. This podcast explores what processing of personal data as defined by the GDPR is considered lawful.  Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 15 - Personal Data and the GDPR

In this fourth podcast about the General Data Protection Regulation that becomes law in the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018, we ask what personal data are covered by the GDPR and what are not. The GDPR defines personal data very broadly. But it is not an all-encompassing effort to protect all personal data from every conceivable use or misuse. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 14 - Controllers and Processors

Businesses collect, use and store personal data. It’s unavoidable. An email address, phone number, birthdate, postal address – these are all personal data that allow someone to identify or contact an individual. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 13 - Does the GDPR apply to a business outside the European Union?

The General Data Protection Regulation – the GDPR - becomes law throughout the European Union on May 25, 2018, backed by substantial fines and criminal penalties for serious violations. The GDPR applies to the processing of personal data by a data controller or processor established in the EU. Should a business organized outside the EU be concerned?  Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 12 -The GDPR is Coming

On May 25, 2018 the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation becomes law – not just within the EU but everywhere in the world in some respects. It is deliberately extraterritorial. Read More ›

You Can’t Sue a Robot: Are Existing Tort Theories Ready for Artificial Intelligence? (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third article in a series on the legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), based on an fbtTECH webinar held in November 2017. You can access the first article, “AI is Surging: Are We Ready for the Fallout?”, and the second article, "Artificial Intelligence and Data Privacy: 
Are We Sufficiently Protected?" Read More ›

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