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THE FUTURE OF PRIVACY

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As soon as the so-called “datagate” scandal has emerged, the press has  finally understood what some practitioners and scholars had already understood: the present legal system meant to protect privacy, at least as we know it in Europe, is not working. In fact, one cannot even say it is in crisis, it just doesn’t work. […]

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On October 21 the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee (Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs) has voted on working document n.2 from rapporteur Jan Philipp Albrecht on the status of the proposed European Regulation on Data Protection (http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs/2009_2014/organes/libe/libe_20131021_1830.htm). The document is quite general and vague because, by admission of the rapporteur “ it is impossible […]

WP Art. 29 Opinion on cookies consent

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On Oct. 2nd, 2013, the WP art. 20 has published its Working Document providing guidance on obtaining consent for cookies (WP 208), as required by Directive 2002/58%EC, later amended by Directive 2009/136/EC. The document initially examines some of the practices presently applied by various operators to obtain consent for the use of cookies; all such […]