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The GDPR Today - Stats, news and tools to make data protection a reality
25 October 2018 marks the launch of GDPR Today - your online hub for staying up-to-date with the (real) life of the new EU data protection law, the General ...
EU, US sign shared law enforcement data deal
The EU signed an 'umbrella' deal on protection of shared data with the United States Thursday, putting in place a comprehensive data protection framework for ...
Member States and businesses not doing enough for GDPR
With only a few months left before the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force, many businesses and EU Member States are not doing enough ...
EU agrees deal on free flow of non-personal data
The European Parliament, Council and Commission reached a political agreement late Tuesday on new rules that will allow data to be stored and processed ...
EU-US agreement on the transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data
In 2011 the EU and the US agreed on a new PNR Agreement regulating the transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) by air carriers to the US. This agreement ...
EU opens up free movement of non-personal data
EU ministers provided a boost to Europe's data economy Friday, signing off on a new directive aimed at removing obstacles to the free movement of non-personal ...
Websites can store IP Addresses, rules EU Court
A website operator can store certain personal data relating to visitors of the site if it helps to identify the visitor and also to protect itself against ...
Restoring Trust in EU-US data flows
The European Commission has set out actions to be taken in order to restore trust in data flows between the EU and the U.S., following deep concerns about ...
EU seeks high privacy standards in EU-US data protection agreement
The European Commission has adopted a draft mandate to negotiate a personal data protection agreement between the European Union and the United States when ...
EU external strategy on Passenger Name Record (PNR) - guide
The European Commission has adopted a package of proposals on the exchange of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data with third countries, consisting of an EU ...
Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in ...
New EU-US agreement on the transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data - guide
The European Commission has initialled an agreement with the US that, if endorsed by the Council and the European Parliament, would replace the existing ...
Annual Review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
The European Commission published on 18 October its first annual report on the functioning of the EU- U.S. Privacy Shield, the aim of which is to protect the ...
Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law (Paperback)
Now in its second edition, this invaluable handbook offers practical solutions to issues arising in relation to data protection law. Fully updated and expanded ...
Developments of a frontier free Internal Market and of the so called 'information society' increase the cross-frontier flows of personal data between Member ...
The EDPS is an independent supervisory authority devoted to protecting personal data and privacy and promoting good practice in the EU institutions and bodies. ...
Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs)
The use of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) can help to design information and communication systems and services in a way that minimises the collection ...
The EU Safer Internet plus programme aims to promote safer use of the Internet and new online technologies, particularly for children, and to fight against ...
There has been significant harmonisation of the substantive copyright law in the European Union to reduce barriers to trade and to adjust the framework to new ...
Data protection in the EU
Concerns about personal data collection on the Internet are increasing. Developments in the European Union fo create of a frontier free Internal Market and the ...
This time it should be personal: EP takes strong stance on data protection law
The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties committee vote today as they lead efforts to seal an update of EU Data Protection and privacy laws.
SMEs say GDPR needs reality check
SMEunited calls on the European Commission to make a reality check of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Ahead of the stocktaking event organised ...
Restrictions to Cross-Border Data Flows: a Taxonomy
Strict privacy regimes, requests to use local data centres and outright bans to transfer data abroad are a few examples of policies imposed recently that ...
EU targets end to data localisation
The EU Commission proposed a framework for the free flow of non-personal data Tuesday, highlighting the removal of data localisation restrictions as key to ...
EU-US Privacy Shield review finds room for improvement
The EU- U.S. Privacy Shield is doing a good job in protecting the personal EU personal data but there is some room for improving its implementation, the ...
Stronger rules on data protection mean people have more control over their personal data and businesses benefit from a level playing field.
General Data Protection Regulation - background guide
The data protection reform package which entered into force in May 2016 and will be applicable as of May 2018 includes the General Data Protection Regulation ...
New, safe 'Safe Harbour' agreement needed urgently
MEPs from the Civil Liberties Committee have called on the European Commission to come up with safe alternatives to the EU-US Safe Harbour agreement, in the ...
EuroISPA: Privacy Shield political agreement is a step in the right direction
EuroISPA has been supportive of the efforts of the European Commission, the US Department of Commerce, and the Article 29 Working Group to realise a data ...
Privacy Shield is the same unsafe harbour
Today, the European Commission published the "Privacy Shield" documents, which confirm that no meaningful reforms have been made and that none are planned.
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