data controller / data protection agencies / facebook / GDPR / General Data Protection Regulation / Jurisdiction / liability / online platforms / Personal data / Social media

CJEU Advocate General opines on the definition of a data controller, applicable national law, and jurisdiction under data protection law

‘Cruise control for the social media age, or stuck in second gear?’ The issue of defining data controllership is “particularly thorny” says AG, and looking to become thornier as complete control is becoming less and less common in practice Last month, Advocate General (AG) Bot of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) delivered … Continue reading

Data protection / facebook / Privacy / Privacy policies

Facebook needs to re-revise its privacy policy says recent Belgian report.

On January 30th 2015, Facebook revised its Data Use Policy (DUP) and Terms of Services. At the request of the Belgian Privacy Commission, ICRI/CIR (KU Leuven) and iMinds-SMIT (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) have conducted an extensive analysis of the revisions. So what does the current version of their report (dated 23rd February 2015) find? Emma Cradock, … Continue reading