Peter Hustinx

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Name: Peter Hustinx
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Online consumer choice stifled by lack of competition

SPECIAL REPORT / Consumer choice to access the best services at the most convenient prices depends on the availability of competing offers, a pillar of antitrust policy that is increasingly put into question by the growing power of online “free” serv ... [Published EurActiv.com - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

EU should reform e-privacy laws, says official

European data protection supervisor Peter Hustinx said EU governments should tighten up their digital privacy laws by 2015 in order to restore trust in the internet. EU justice commissioner Vivian Reding first proposed these privacy reforms back in the ... [Published The Global Legal Post - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

A Nudge on Digital Privacy Law From E.U. Official

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 02/04/2014 16:30The top data protection official for the European Union called Tuesday for member governments to restore public trust in the Internet by pressing ahead with an overhaul of the bloc's electronic privacy ... [Published Goldstein Report - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Walden: ICANN bill a ‘prudent idea’ — Senate GOP-ers want to know more — Fee shifting language

with help from Erin MershonWALDEN: ICANN BILL A ‘PRUDENT IDEA’ — A GOP-backed measure to press pause on the NTIA’s recent decision to relinquish oversight of ICANN (until the Government Accountability Office can weigh in) is worthy of consideration, House ... [Published Politico - Apr 02 2014]
Entities: Greg Walden, ICANN, Patent
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Opinion on big data, privacy and competition may be latest marker in closer scrutiny of Google, says expert

Lore Leitner of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that data protection authorities (DPAs) in the EU are becoming increasingly frustrated with limitations to their ability to control Google's power in collecting and using personal ... [Published Out-Law.com - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 2 reports

Benefits of big data must not outweigh privacy concerns, argues EU data protection chief

The benefits of big data must not ride roughshod over the need for privacy and data protection, according to Europe’s privacy tsar.Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection supervisor (EDPS), issued his opinion on big data in a report on Wednesday in ... [Published V3.co.uk - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

12 March 2014 - Annual Data Protection Conference

12 March 2014Upcoming ERA/EDPS Annual Data Protection Conference "Restoring Trust in Data Protection", 7-8 April 2014, Brussels. Read more .05 March 2014EDPS Opinion on the package of legislative measures reforming Eurojust and setting up the European ... [Published European Commission - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Feb 21 2014 - Updated Feb 21 2014 - 1 reports

EDPS on Safe Harbor and the Snowden Fall-out

The European Data Protection Supervisor has offered his views on the recent concerns over Safe Harbor. He believes that enforcing EU data protection law is essential for rebuilding trust between the EU and the USAIn his Opinion on the Commission Communications ... [Published SCL.org - Feb 21 2014]
First reported Feb 14 2014 - Updated Feb 14 2014 - 1 reports

Data Protection Reform: EDPS Letter Calls for Resolution

In what seems like a last-ditch attempt to get EU ministers to focus on resolving the remaining major issues on data protection reform, the European Data Protection Supervisor has written to the President of the EU Commission expressing his views on the ... [Published SCL.org - Feb 14 2014]
First reported Jan 28 2014 - Updated Jan 28 2014 - 1 reports

Article - Data protection: "Be careful who you trust, exercise your rights, ask questions"

General : It might be data protection day on 28 January, but there is precious little to celebrate. “Unfortunately, we are getting used to free services online, in exchange to which the silent deal is that the user is to be transparent," warns Peter ... [Published Headlines - European Parliament - Jan 28 2014]
First reported Jan 27 2014 - Updated Jan 27 2014 - 1 reports

Confusion over EU data protection watchdog resolved

The European Union’s data protection czar has committed to staying on the job until October, ending uncertainty after no suitable replacement could be found. Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), has been in the role for the ... [Published PC World: Techlog - Jan 27 2014]
First reported Jan 08 2014 - Updated Jan 08 2014 - 1 reports

Europe faces data protection vacancy

 Europe could be without a data protection chief from next week as none of the candidates applying for the job appear to have the required qualifications. The European Data Protection Supervisor’s five-year tenure runs out on Jan. 16. On Wednesday, ... [Published PC World: Techlog - Jan 08 2014]

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"Firms operating in the digital economy do not yet consider privacy as opportunity for competitive advantage," Hustinx said in the new opinion. "on the contrary, there is the danger of a ‘race to the bottom’ of privacy protection, where failure to comply with data protection rules and the acquisition of data through anti-competitive means may have become symptomatic of market power, with externality costs borne by users."
"the evolution of big data has exposed gaps in eu competition, consumer protection and data protection policies that do not seem to have kept up with this development" head of European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx said
Peter Hustinx, EDPS, said: "the rights of eu citizens to the protection of their privacy and personal information are enshrined in eu law. the mass surveillance of eu citizens by us and other intelligence agencies disregards these rights. as well as supporting a privacy act in the usa, europe must insist on the strict enforcement of existing eu legislation, promote international privacy standards and swiftly adopt the reform of the eu data protection regulation a concerted effort to restore trust is required. "

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Online consumer choice stifled by lack of compe... [Published EurActiv.com - Apr 11 2014]
EU should reform e-privacy laws, says official [Published The Global Legal Post - Apr 04 2014]
Walden: ICANN bill a ‘prudent idea’ — Senate GO... [Published Politico - Apr 02 2014]
A Nudge on Digital Privacy Law From E.U. Official [Published Goldstein Report - Apr 02 2014]
Opinion on big data, privacy and competition ma... [Published Out-Law.com - Apr 01 2014]
Benefits of big data must not outweigh privacy ... [Published V3.co.uk - Mar 26 2014]
EDPS: Gaps in EU policies regarding the evoluti... [Published New Europe - Mar 26 2014]
12 March 2014 - Annual Data Protection Conference [Published European Commission - Mar 17 2014]
EDPS on Safe Harbor and the Snowden Fall-out [Published SCL.org - Feb 21 2014]
Data Protection Reform: EDPS Letter Calls for R... [Published SCL.org - Feb 14 2014]
Article - Data protection: "Be careful who you ... [Published Headlines - European Parliament - Jan 28 2014]
Confusion over EU data protection watchdog reso... [Published PC World: Techlog - Jan 27 2014]
Europe faces data protection vacancy [Published PC World: Techlog - Jan 08 2014]
EDPS Hiatus [Published SCL.org - Jan 08 2014]
Data Protection Supervisor Criticises 'Digital ... [Published News from LT-Innovate - Nov 27 2013]
EU net neutrality proposal threatens privacy, s... [Published PC World: Techlog - Nov 15 2013]
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Article - Data protection: "Be careful who you ... [Published Headlines - European Parliament - Jan 28 2014]
General : It might be data protection day on 28 January, but there is precious little to celebrate. “Unfortunately, we are getting used to free services online, in exchange to which the silent deal is that the user is to be transparent," warns Peter ...
Confusion over EU data protection watchdog reso... [Published PC World: Techlog - Jan 27 2014]
The European Union’s data protection czar has committed to staying on the job until October, ending uncertainty after no suitable replacement could be found. Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), has been in the role for the ...
Europe faces data protection vacancy [Published PC World: Techlog - Jan 08 2014]
 Europe could be without a data protection chief from next week as none of the candidates applying for the job appear to have the required qualifications. The European Data Protection Supervisor’s five-year tenure runs out on Jan. 16. On Wednesday, ...
Data Protection Supervisor Criticises 'Digital ... [Published News from LT-Innovate - Nov 27 2013]
Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor, has criticised plans for a European single market for electronic communications. he said the plans ‘significantly limit net neutrality and interfere with end-users' rights to privacy and the protection ...
EU net neutrality proposal threatens privacy, s... [Published PC World: Techlog - Nov 15 2013]
The proposed European Union-wide net neutrality law would not protect citizens' rights to privacy, the European data protection supervisor said Friday. The proposal from the European Commission in September leaves the door open for certain types of ...
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