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Google 'right to be forgotten' applies only in EU: EU Court
Google's 'right to be forgotten', defined as "the right to silence on past events in life that are no longer occurring", only applies in EU Member States, the ...
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 ...
EU Data Protection Regulation: Where do businesses need to take action now?
After a protracted negotiation and design phase, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted by the European Parliament on 04/14/2016 and ...
Transatlantic dialogue on data protection continues
EuroCommerce, jointly with its US counterpart the National Retail Federation (NRF), and EU and US regulators meet today to discuss the future of the Privacy ...
The Data Retention Directive
The Data Retention Directive was adopted in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005 as there was a sense of urgency to ...
Data protection reform - guide
The European Commission has today proposed a comprehensive reform of the EU's 1995 data protection rules to strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe's ...
EU votes in new rules for personal data protection
Euro-MPs have given the green light to new EU data protection rules aiming to give citizens back control of their personal data and create a high, uniform ...
MEPs back EU directive on use of Passenger Name Records
Airlines will have to hand national authorities passengers' data for all flights from third countries to the EU and vice versa under a directive regulating the ...
Guidelines on the re-use of public sector information
The European Commission published on 17 July guidelines to help EU Member States benefit from the revised Directive on the re-use of public sector information ...
Europeans have the right to re-use and exploit public information
Europeans have a genuine right to re-use open public information. And this week the Commission issued a set of guidelines to help Member States take advantage ...
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - which applies as of 25 May 2018 - will make it easier for companies to do business across the EU. The new ...
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive and other rules concerning the protection of personal data, as ...
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield legal texts
The European Commission issued on 29 February the legal texts that will put in place the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield as well as a Communication summarising action ...
Europe need not be afraid of data
"Europe should not be afraid of data" said EU Commissioner Andrus Ansip at the Digital Assembly 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia this week.
Trade secrets directive: protecting companies from theft - and whistleblowers?
The new 'trade secrets' directive, passed by the European Parliament on Thursday, ensures protection for the work of journalists and whistle-blowers, says ...
EU-US 'Privacy Shield' data deal needs improvement, say MEPs
The European Parliament urged the EU Commission Thursday to go on negotiating with the United States over the proposed 'Privacy Shield' protection for EU ...
EU-US Privacy Shield
The European Commission and the United States agreed on 3 February a new framework for transatlantic data flows: the EU-US Privacy Shield.
A website has data responsibility for Facebook 'like' button: EU Court
A website's use of Facebook's 'Like' button, which processes users' personal data, makes the website jointly responsible for that stage of the data processing, ...
Free flow of non-personal data in the EU
The European Parliament, Council and the European Commission on 19 June reached a political agreement on new rules that will allow data to be stored and ...
Stronger data protection rules for Europe
Ministers in the Justice Council sealed on 15 June a general approach on a European Commission proposal on the Data Protection Regulation. Modern, harmonised ...
EU states agree better protection for whistleblowers
The EU is moving towards guaranteeing a high level protection to whistleblowers across a wide range of sectors, following agreement Friday by EU states' ...
EU urges tech giants to step up fight against fake news
The EU Commission called on tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter Tuesday to intensify their efforts to crack down on disinformation in the run up ...
Instantly online - 17 golden rules to combat online risks and for safer surfing mobile social networks
The EU ‘cyber security’ Agency - ENISA (the European Network and Information Security Agency) today presents a new report on accessing social networks over ...
Japan adequacy decision
The European Commission adopted on 23 January 2019 its adequacy decision on Japan, allowing personal data to flow freely between the two economies on the basis ...
EU set to strengthen data protection rules
The EU is set to give the final nod to a legislative package on reform of its data protection rules, following first reading adoption by the Council.
EU - U.S. Privacy Shield goes operational
From 1 August, companies can sign up to the Privacy Shield with the U.S. Department of Commerce who can verify their privacy policies comply with data ...
Euro-MPs address new online privacy rules
A European Parliament committee is working on new privacy rules which would take account of new practices such as internet-based messaging and allow users ...
EU-U.S. Data Protection "Umbrella Agreement" - questions & answers
The EU-US data protection "Umbrella Agreement", given the green light by the European Parliament on 1 December, puts in place a comprehensive high-level data ...
A comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union - EU Communication COM(2010)609/3
On 4 November 2010 the European Commission adopted a strategic Communication on a comprehensive strategy on data protection in the European Union ...
Code of Practice against disinformation
The European Commission published on 29 January the first reports submitted by signatories of the Code of Practice against disinformation signed in October ...
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