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On October 7th, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order laying the foundations for a new Trans-Atlantic Data Transfer Framework. The new framework will likely face legal challenges in the EU Court of Justice.
On October 4th, the European Commission approved the final version of the Digital Services Act. The Regulation applies to online platforms and intermediary services. It lays out rules for transparency and accountability, especially concerning content moderation, targeted advertising, and the provision of illegal goods and services.
On September 16th, the European Data Protection Supervisor requested the Court of Justice to invalidate part of the recently amended Europol regulation. The Regulation was amended in June to authorize wider processing of personal data by Europol.
On October 3rd, the Irish DPC announced that it drafted a decision on a significant Facebook data breach and submitted it to the EDPB. The draft decision follows an own volition investigation sparked by media reports of the breach.
Preemption is at the heart of the debate in US Congress over the proposed federal privacy bill. Some US States are reluctant to give up their existing privacy legislation in favor of a new federal legal framework.
The privacy-first messaging app works with or without internet access, cellular data, or trust in the network. It's based on IPFS, a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open.
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