It’s been a year since the landmark EU data protection rules went live. We’ve laughed. We’ve cried. It’s become a part of us.
Who’s to blame when data breaches, hackers, or developer mistakes cause harm in the real world? This is a topic we should all be thinking about, before courts and regulators start making up new rules or allocating the costs. This week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted an all day workshop to examine consumer injury when it comes to data privacy and security. The four panels featured speakers from academia, policy, and public interest groups with diverse backgrounds – from data engineering and privacy to law and policy.
On Thursday 7 December, the Developers Alliance hosted a Tech Policy Dialogue entitled "ePrivacy: Regulatory implications and impact on digital SMEs.". The event brought together industry representatives and policy-makers to discuss the ePrivacy Regulation and its potential consequences on small, innovative European businesses.