Category Archives: 2020

28 U.S.C. § 1782 discovery

What constitutes a “foreign or international tribunal” and whether that term includes private commercial arbitrations conducted outside the United States? On July 8, 2020, the US Court of Appeals for Second Circuit addressed that very question in a matter captioned In re Application and Petition of Hanwei Guo as reported by Mayer|Brown The Second Circuit’s [...]

From noyb.eu (Schrems): steps for EU companies

Following from the CJEU’s judgment on EU-US data transfers (SchremsII), Schrems has posted comprehensive steps and FAQs on noyb.eu. I tweeted the news on 24th July 2020: From #Schrems & https://t.co/c7eI7oxpgT – Next Steps for EU companies & FAQs https://t.co/GPsRPP03L7 — cher devey (@datachainrisk) July 24, 2020

International data transfer

I just browsed #Schrems on my twitter streams. We now have a sequel to SchremsI – SchremsII came into force on 16 July 2020. Never a dull day when it comes to human rights and fundamental freedoms especially when such inalienable rights shine as actionable rights against other ‘rights’. The CJEU’s judgment and the press [...]

Thesis

I’ve just posted in my ‘other blog’ (just for my PhD stuff). Been reflecting today… One practical application of my privacy harm model is for making sense of “high risk to individuals’ interests” in carrying out data protection impact assessments or privacy impact assessments. For anyone interested in what I did for my PhD, here’s [...]

runaway ethics

I participated in SPRITE+ ‘Accountability & Ethics in a Digital Ecosystem’ Workshop led by Dr Jonathan Foster and Dr Julie Gore last week. There were many interesting brainstorming discussions via Zoom breakout rooms from diverse academics and industry practitioners. It was well facilitated and far more enjoyable (and productive) than all the Zoom and similar [...]

#GDPR

Today, 25th May 2020 marks the 2nd anniversary of the GDPR. accessnow.org issued this report: TWO YEARS UNDER THE EU GDPR Extracted from the conclusion: Crippled by a lack of resources, tight budgets, and administrative hurdles, Data Protection Authorities have not yet been able to enforce the law adequately. Worse, some public authorities have misused [...]

What is privacy?

I was out walking in my local park today. I couldn’t help noticing that there were less people in the park today compared to 2 days ago. Why? Well the weather wasn’t as nice today, dry but not sunny (between 5.35-6.30pm). Also, I forgot to wear my mask today and didn’t notice this until I [...]

#SelfIsolationHelp #StayHomeSaveLives

Simple #Selfisolationhelp self-help steps #immuneSupport #immuneSystem #StayHomeSaveLives #StayAtHomeAndStaySafe #JinShinJyutsuhttps://t.co/TZzSEwbCMN — Jin Shin Jyutsu London, UK (@craftingqi) March 27, 2020

A new era is dawning

I’m getting a whole swathe of Coronavirus (Covid-19) emails, WhatsApp messages and news from online/TV/Radios & social channels. It is ‘crazy time’, ‘panic food stocking/hoarding’, ‘deserted café/streets’, ‘unprecedented time’, ‘tumultuous time’ and government calling for lockdown or shutdown and/or social distancing. The WHO declared last Wednesday 11th March 2020 that COVID-19 can be characterized as [...]

2020 a new decade

I started this blog – my 1st – back in December 2007 and back then blogging was a cool thing to do  Now, I hardly blog and have instead joined the various social media scenes i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln and lately Instagram (mostly for family-related pictures). Furthermore, I have been busy past 5 years [...]