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European Parliament confirms inadequacy of "Privacy Shield"
The European Parliament has adopted a Resolution on the "Privacy Shield". This is the new agreement to permit data to be transferred from the EU to the USA. ...
Privacy Shield: Privacy sham
Today, on 12 July 2016, the European Commission adopted the so-called "Privacy Shield", a special arrangement that allows the transfer of personal data from ...
Commission leaves the European Parliament with lots of work to do
Today, on 10 January 2017, the European Commission published its proposal for an e-Privacy Regulation. This legislation is crucial to provide clear rules on ...
EuroCommerce reminds retailers and wholesalers to be ready for the EU Data Protection Regulation
With 100 days left before the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May, EuroCommerce is reminding all retailers and ...
Adoption of new EU data protection rules a key milestone for the Digital Single Market
The adoption today of new EU data protection rules constitute a key milestone in the Digital Single Market strategy, according to the European Internet Service ...
Privacy Shield: Draft Adequacy Decision an important step on road to restoring trust and certainty in data transfers
Today's publication of the draft Privacy Shield Adequacy Decision constitutes an important step on the road to restoring trust and legal certainty to ...
Facebook is the privacy villain of the year
On 6 October, the Belgian Big Brother Awards took place in Brussels. The negative prize for the worst privacy abuser was unanimously granted to Facebook by the ...
EU states must be ready for new data protection rules, says Brussels
With new EU data protection rules set to come into force on 25 May, the European Commission has published guidance to help Member States prepare for the ...
EU proposal for passenger data to fight serious crime and terrorism - guide
The European Commission has presented a proposal for an EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive to fight serious crime and terrorism. The proposal obliges air ...
GDPR working, but not well enough: EU report
While most EU Member States have set up the legal framework for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), more is needed if the new data protection regime ...
Data protection: SMEs welcome vote at ITRE Committee, urge LIBE to follow
UEAPME, the European craft and SME employers’ organisation, welcomed today’s vote at the European Parliament’s Industry Committee (ITRE) on the revised data ...
Attitudes on Data Protection and Electronic Identity in the European Union - Special Eurobarometer survey 359
Three out of four Europeans accept that revealing personal data is part of everyday life, but they are also worried about how companies – including search ...
The aim of the public consultation on the Consultation on the Commission's comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union is to ...
EU data protection rules reform - guide
What happens to your personal data when you board a plane, open a bank account, or share photos online? How is this data used and by whom? How do you ...
EU-US data transfer accord enters into force
The European Union approved Tuesday the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, a special arrangement that replaces the former 'Safe Harbor' agreement to allow transfer of ...
Privacy Shield opens hole in protection of EU citizens' privacy
The European Commission today is clearing the way for the transfer of EU consumers' personal data to the US. However, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) ...
Automotive industry joins forces on access to vehicle data
Europe's automobile manufacturers and automotive suppliers have announced that they are joining forces to find a solution for secure and safe access to vehicle ...
EU-Japan data sharing agreement comes into effect
The EU Commission adopted Wednesday an 'adequacy decision' which allows personal data to flow freely between the European Union and Japan on the basis of ...
his guide aims to help those companies that do not handle personal data as a core business activity, such as SMEs that mainly deal with personal data of ...
The General Data Protection Regulation rules will apply as of 25 May 2018. They will bring several improvements to deal with data protection violations in the ...
New EU plans to beef up consumers’ online privacy
The European Commission is presenting plans today to overhaul a law covering the confidentiality and security of electronic communications such as phone, ...
Skype, WhatsApp face tighter EU e-Privacy laws
Services such as Skype and WhatsApp would need to respect similar e-Privacy rules to those for traditional phone and text messaging services under plans to ...
Data protection reform package
The EU data protection reform package entered into force in May 2016 and will be applicable as of May 2018. It includes the General Data Protection Regulation ...
Data protection rules: backing from European Parliament Industry committee
The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) has given its backing to Commission proposals to reform the EU’s data protection rules ...
Websites using Facebook 'Like' button are data liable
A website displaying Facebook's 'Like' button, which processes users' personal data, becomes jointly liable for collection and transmission of the data to ...
Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law
Now in its third edition, this invaluable handbook offers practical solutions to issues arising in relation to data protection law. It is fully updated and ...
Data-Driven Economy
With data collection and exploitation on the increase, the European Commission has responded to industry and grass-roots demands by calling on national ...
Google pulled the plug on Google+ to avoid a scandal like Cambridge Analytica - expert comment
Expert comment from the University of Warwick on Liam Fox's UK export strategy speech, by Mark Skilton, professor of practice and innovation systems management ...
The European Community and the United States signed an International Agreement on 28 May 2004 that makes possible the transfer of air passenger data to the US, ...
ACEA welcomes Communication on Europe's data economy
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) welcomes the European Commission's Communication on Europe's data economy, published today in the ...
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