Data protection: a global political issue in the Trump era

By | Saturday March 4th, 2017

Two major US organizations for civil rights, Human Rights Watch and American Civil Liberties Union, are underlining with many initiatives how the new political guidelines and actions of the Trump administration (for instance the widely known Presidential order on immigration) are putting at risk privacy rights in the US for non-US citizens and, at the same time, somehow for US citizens as well.

An open letter to the EU Commission clearly denounces that the privacy shield could go through relevant problems in its current shape and require a new negotiation session with the Trump Administration, while EU citizens rights won’t be ensured anymore in the meantime.

Private Data Protection is clearly becoming a global political issue when walls are built on national borders and hackers are a weapon to softly attack other’s democracies.

Disregard these trends may be really a risk for the rights of each one of us but perhaps also for something even more relevant.

Category: Legal framework Open Forum

About Sergio Fumagalli

Vice President Zeropiu Spa, system integrator specialized in digital identity and data security with operations in Italy and in the Nordics. After serving as MP in the Italian Parliament, I started a professional collaboration with the Data Protection Italian Authority and a professional activity on these topics. Co-author of “Privacy guida agli adempimenti”, IPSOA, 2004, 2005 a book on compliance to the Italian Law. Since 2008 member of the Oracle Community for Security - http://c4s.clusit.it/views/Homepage.html - and since 2014 member of the board of Clusit a leader association on IT Security in Italy Between 2004 and 2012 member of the board of Webank Spa, the online banc of the Banca Popolare di Milano group.

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