Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour Episode II: the “UE-U.S. Privacy Shield”

The invalidation of Safe Harbor Framework by European Court of Justice forced US and European authorities to negotiate a new Agreement named Privacy Shield. Will the Shield protect efficiently European data from mass surveillance in the USA? What is the current legal situation for individuals and companies? What are the next steps in EU and Switzerland? Some questions and few answers at this point of time !

Safe harbour - Ntic

Safe Harbor Framework invalidation : recommandations for Switzerland

In a decision dated October 6th, 2015, (Case Max Schrems vs Facebook) the European Union Court of Justice invalidated the Safe Harbor Framework. United States have been clearly considered as a country where the level of security related to data is not adequate due to US regulations allowing mass-surveillance. This article brings a brief overview of the recommendations from the Swiss Data Protection Commissioner for companies in Switzerland.

Google Glass

Google Glass : pros or cons ?

Google Glass is very popular but do not receive general agreement. However this gadget has got an incredible industrial value and some revolutionary concepts of use (e.g : e-Health, human interaction in other languages, etc.), it is, and will still be, a cause of concern for consumer protection and privacy. This article is intended for taking stock of the actual knowledge through Internet media and the legal situation in several countries that already initiated preventive prohibitions (like USA, UK, France). Finally, a brief outline of the legal issues in swiss law will be approached.