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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) ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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' ...
The EU regulatory framework for electronic communications comprises a series of legal texts and associated measures that apply throughout the 25 EU Member ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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), ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Data collection pervades our lives every day and more and more
Were you out celebrating Data Protection Day on Tuesday? Probably not. Maybe you shouldn't be. The issue of data protection pervades our lives every day and ...
European ISPs fear that international trade agreement cuts EU citizens' internet protection
EuroISPA, the European Association of European Internet Service Providers (ISPs), fears that negotiators in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) are ...
EU data protection rules set for overhaul
New data protection rules agreed by justice ministers this week give the Council a mandate to start talks with the European Parliament, now set for 24 June.
Consumer groups across Europe file complaints against Google for breach of GDPR
Today, seven consumer organisations from across Europe have announced that they will file complaints against Google with their national data protection ...
Digital rights open up for holidaymakers across EU
Following the end of roaming charges across the European Union last year, holidaymakers are now able to travel with their online TV, film, sports, music or ...
Privacy Shield fails data protection test
Europe's national data protection authorities have voiced substantial concerns regarding a planned data transfer agreement between the EU and US. The so-called ...
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