About: Giovanni Buttarelli

Data protection 01-12-2017

Top EU privacy watchdog wants centralised regulator with muscle to police firms

EU lawmakers should create a new, centralised data protection authority to oversee investigations of privacy breaches that affect more than member state in the bloc, Giovanni Buttarelli, the EU’s top privacy watchdog, said in an interview.

Data protection 09-11-2017

Commission conducting review of all foreign data transfer deals

The European Commission is reviewing the 12 data transfer agreements it has with countries outside the bloc, as part of a scrutiny process that could potentially result in the deals being axed.

European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli published his recommended proposal for the data protection regulation today (27 July)
Data protection 03-08-2017

EU privacy watchdog: Privacy shield should be temporary

European privacy watchdogs have received “a few” complaints about the privacy shield data transfer agreement with the United States since it was brokered one year ago, the EU's top privacy advocate said in an interview.

Digital 21-06-2016

Refocus the data debate around individuals

Europe's new privacy rules give businesses a chance to innovate – and Facebook is starting a new coalition on personal data, writes Stephen Deadman.

Digital 31-05-2016

Data protection watchdog: Privacy Shield is ‘not robust enough’

The EU's top privacy watchdog blasted the still pending Privacy Shield agreement yesterday (30 May), dealing a blow to the European Commission-brokered data transfer agreement with the United States.

Digital 16-02-2016

Commission’s ‘Umbrella Agreement’ with US under fire from MEPs

The US-EU Safe Harbour agreement allowed over 4,000 companies to transfer data from the EU to the US - provided the companies guaranteed the data's security abroad.

 

German MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht (Green), rapporteur on the data protection regulation
Digital 16-12-2015

EU strikes deal on strict new data protection reform

EU negotiators wrapped up talks on a major data protection reform last night (15 December) that will tighten privacy laws and determine how companies handle consumers' personal data.

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, chair of the Article 29 working party and head of French data protection authority CNIL
Digital 07-10-2015

Europe’s data authorities step into post-Safe Harbour spotlight

Data protection officials are assuming increasing prominence following Tuesday's (6 October) ECJ decision to outlaw Safe Harbour, which called them to take on a bigger role in Europe's privacy debacles.

European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli
Digital 11-09-2015

EU privacy watchdog planning international board on tech ethics

The EU's Data Protection Supervisor made an unexpected move today (11 September) by releasing an opinion on technology and ethics, aimed to fill in gaps in consumer protection rules left unaddressed by the ongoing EU privacy reforms.

European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli published his recommended proposal for the data protection regulation today (27 July)
Digital 27-07-2015

EU watchdog launches transparency app for data privacy talks

European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli published his recommended version of the data protection regulation today (27 July) and launched a mobile app that compares his suggestions to the three proposals from the European Parliament, Commission and the Council.

Amnesty International campaigners at a Berlin protest against mass surveillance in 2014
Digital 03-07-2015

Amnesty International: Surveillance exploding in Europe

There's a worrying trend towards increased surveillance in Europe, says Amnesty International adviser Tanya O'Carroll.

Digital 02-06-2015

Buttarelli: No compromise on data protection reform

EU leaders have vowed to agree on a new data protection regulation this year. Less than a month before the European Commission, Parliament and Council meet to negotiate the legislation, Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli says there's no room for mistakes.

Digital 29-01-2015

EU data czar seeks global voice amidst tension with US

The EU will seek a global voice in the burgeoning data privacy debate, the new European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Giovanni Buttarelli, said yesterday (28 January) against a backdrop of mounting tension on data issues between the EU and the US.

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Digital 22-10-2014

Italian-Polish partnership to safeguard personal data in EU

Giovanni Buttarelli is to become the new European Data Protection Supervisor, with Wojciech Rafa? Wiewiórowski as his second in command. This discreet institution will play an increasingly powerful role in European policy. EURACTIV France reports