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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 ... last modified 31 January 2019, 23:17 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 09 February 2010, 00:18 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 23 January 2019, 21:13 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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. last modified 12 April 2016, 00:57 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 04 August 2016, 23:41 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 19 April 2017, 15:51 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 01 December 2016, 14:46 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 04 November 2010, 13:12 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 29 January 2019, 23:39 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
GDPR: SMEs call on Member States to support implementation
Today, UEAPME met Commissioners Ansip and Jourova with other stakeholders to discuss the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ... last modified 30 January 2018, 15:43 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Exchanging and Protecting Personal Data in a Globalised World
The European Commission is proposing new legislation to ensure stronger privacy in electronic communications, while opening up new business opportunities. last modified 12 January 2017, 23:17 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Civil society calls for a ban on biometric mass surveillance in Europe
European Digital Rights (EDRi) releases its paper "Ban Biometric Mass Surveillance: A set of fundamental rights demands for the EU Commission and EU Member ... last modified 13 May 2020, 18:00 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU, Japan edge towards data protection deal
Following the July conclusion of EU-Japan talks on personal data flows, the Commission launched Thursday a procedure for adoption of its decision on data ... last modified 06 September 2018, 00:01 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU-US 'Safe Harbour' data agreement: BEUC comment
The European Commission has identified 13 recommendations for change to the EU/US ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement on citizens’ personal data exchange for commercial ... last modified 28 November 2013, 13:10 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Evaluation report of the Data Retention Directive
Data concerning telecommunications traffic through telephone networks and through the internet is, to some extent, retained (stored) by telecommunication ... last modified 19 April 2011, 17:06 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Celebrate European Data Protection Day - Keep consumers in control!
Today is the Third European Data Protection Day. Privacy is a fundamental consumer right, that must be respected both offline and online. Yet consumers' ... last modified 29 January 2009, 18:42 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
The EU regulatory framework for electronic communications comprises a series of legal texts and associated measures that apply throughout the 25 EU Member ... last modified 07 August 2006, 13:06 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
RFID: Radio Frequency IDentification - briefing
Europeans should be able to have control over smart chips, a worldwide market set to grow five times over in the next decade, while still being able to easily ... last modified 13 May 2009, 23:43 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Privacy activist can sue Facebook, but no class action: EU Court
Austrian privacy activist Maximilian Schrems can sue Facebook Ireland before the Austrian Courts with respect to the private use of his Facebook account, an EU ... last modified 15 November 2017, 22:54 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU-US Data Protection Shield inadequate, EU Court rules
The Court of Justice of the EU decided Thursday to invalidate the EU-US Privacy Shield on grounds of an inadequate levels of protection given to European ... last modified 21 July 2020, 12:29 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Jehovah's Witnesses must comply with data privacy law: EU Court
The processing of personal data carried out by Jehovah's Witnesses during their door-to-door preaching must respect EU law on the protection of personal data, ... last modified 11 July 2018, 23:42 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
GDPR one year in - working well, but care needed on burdens for SMEs
Speaking after the European Commission today published its report on the first year of implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ... last modified 24 July 2019, 23:59 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Euro-MPs greenlight EU-US data protection agreement
The European Parliament gave the green light Thursday to the EU-US 'Umbrella Agreement' on the protection of personal data exchanged across the Atlantic for ... last modified 01 December 2016, 15:16 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EDRi network launches public initiative against biometric mass surveillance
EDRi network launches public initiative against biometric mass surveillance last modified 08 January 2021, 11:04 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
The SWIFT case and the American Terrorist Finance Tracking Program
After the 11th September 2001 terrorist attacks, the United States Department of the Treasury ("U.S. Treasury") developed the "Terrorist Finance Tracking ... last modified 28 June 2007, 16:27 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU-US data protection "Umbrella agreement"
The EU has finalised negotiations with the United States on high data protection standards for transatlantic law enforcement cooperation. The finalisation of ... last modified 09 September 2015, 00:29 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Google's privacy policy questioned by EU data authorities
Data protection authorities across Europe - collectively known the Article 29 Working Party – have today issued their conclusions on Google’s privacy policy ... last modified 16 October 2012, 15:32 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU-US data protection agreement negotiations - briefing
The European Commission today adopted a draft mandate to negotiate a personal data protection agreement between the European Union and the United States when ... last modified 26 May 2010, 23:33 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Talks set to remove barriers to free flow of data in Europe
A draft proposal to allow non-personal data to move freely across borders, removing unjustified restrictions on the geographical location for storing and ... last modified 20 December 2017, 23:07 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
US-EU data transfer deal set for speedy implementation
The European Parliament gave its final green light to the historic EU-U.S. Data Protection 'Umbrella Agreement' on Thursday, despite concerns over whether ... last modified 02 December 2016, 12:11 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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