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Privacy In Focus | March 25th


by Leanna Cofano

We bring you a round up of articles and updates sourced from national data commissioners and leading privacy organisations.


EU & US: 

U.S. President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Friday that the U.S. and EU have reached a new trans-Atlantic data flow agreement

The European Commission Statement of 25 March 2022 from Brussels by Von der Leyen with Biden refers to key aspects relating to Data Protection as below-

Your presence here in Brussels this week at the NATO Summit, at the G7 and at our European Council sends a very powerful message to the world…

…we are continuing to reinforce our cooperation in many strategic ways: on humanitarian and security assistance to Ukraine; on energy; on fighting the threats against our democracies; on solving outstanding issues in the EU-US cooperation, including in data protection and privacy. In a world faced with disorder, our transatlantic unity upholds fundamental values and rules that our citizens believe in.

… we also need to continue adapting our own democracies to a changing world. This is particularly true when it comes to digitalisation, in which the protection of personal data and privacy has become so crucial. Therefore, I am very pleased that we have found an agreement in principle on a new framework for transatlantic data flows. This will enable predictable and trustworthy data flows between the EU and US, safeguarding privacy and civil liberties. I really want to thank Commissioner Reynders and Secretary Raimondo for their tireless efforts over the past months to find a balanced and effective solution. This is another step in strengthening our partnership. We manage to balance security and the right to privacy and data protection.

See IAPP’s coverage of the deal below

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Datatilsynet: The Norwegian Data Protection Agency has established a project environment for artificial intelligence that makes use of personal data called a Sandbox.

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NCSC: Statement of support for White House in call for increased cyber security precautions among organisations in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

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AEPD: Release of the 2021 Annual Performance report in Spanish –

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