Right to privacy: can we really trust Google Glass?

Google Glass privacy

By David Cook It is difficult to have missed the hype surrounding Google Glass (referred to simply as “Glass”), not only because of its futuristic technological capabilities and design, but also the concerns it raises for an individual’s Art 8 right to privacy. Glass is, relatively speaking, inconspicuous. The camera enables the wearer, simply by […]

Data protection: getting the “one stop shop” principle to work

By Eduardo Ustaran Going all the way to the Rio de la Plata to discuss the content of the future European data protection framework seems a little over the top, but the recent International Privacy Commissioners’ Conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay provided a perfect forum as a neutral ground for a fierce policy debate. […]

Clarifying cookie consent

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By Eduardo Ustaran Three years have gone by since the European Parliament shocked and awed everyone by tweaking the e-privacy directive and introducing the most controversial word in the data protection glossary – consent – in the provision that deals with Internet cookies.  The debate that followed immediately afterwards about the meaning of consent and […]

Mission: interoperability

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By Eduardo Ustaran Obama gets it. Viviane Reding gets it. This is indeed a defining moment to get our public policies right in terms of global data protection and privacy. Ignore the human and social implications of the exploitation of personal data and we will lose forever the right to privacy and possibly our freedom. […]