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Joint statement by Commissioner Věra Jourová and Personal Information Protection Commissioner Haruhi Kumazawa on state of play of dialogue on #DataProtection

Joint statement by Commissioner Věra Jourová and Personal Information Protection Commissioner Haruhi Kumazawa on state of play of dialogue on #DataProtection

| June 4, 2018

Commissioner Věra Jourová and Japanese Personal Information Protection Commissioner Haruhi Kumazawa held a very constructive meeting in Tokyo with the aim to advance the process towards mutual adequacy findings. They reaffirmed that a simultaneous finding of an adequate level of protection by both sides will complement and enhance the benefits of the Economic Partnership Agreement […]

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#GDPR is in effect: Now you decide on your digital privacy

#GDPR is in effect: Now you decide on your digital privacy

| May 30, 2018

New rules to protect the data of Europeans online and simplify rules for companies handling personal information apply to the EU from 25 May. Research shows that only 15 % of people feel they have complete control over the information they provide online. The new General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) which come into full effect […]

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#EUUSPrivacyShield needs to be improved, not abolished, says EPP

#EUUSPrivacyShield needs to be improved, not abolished, says EPP

| May 28, 2018

The EU-US Privacy Shield offers legal certainty in free trade and the protection of data; jeopardizing it now would be a step back for European businesses and citizens. However, as the European Commission has also underlined in the past, there is room for improvement and a number of issues have to be addressed in order […]

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New #EUDataProtectionRules: MEPs and MPs to debate implementation and impact

New #EUDataProtectionRules: MEPs and MPs to debate implementation and impact

| May 18, 2018

As new EU rules on data protection are set to take effect on 25 May, MEPs and national MPs will met to discuss their implementation. At this interparliamentary committee meeting, MEPs and national MPs will discuss how the new rules are to be enforced, with representatives of the EU institutions, law enforcement authorities, intergovernmental organizations, […]

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Verifying #BigTech promises

Verifying #BigTech promises

| May 11, 2018

The pattern in Silicon Valley is too familiar. Move fast, break things, apologize, promise to do better, and repeat. After nearly two decades of this pattern, we are exhausted, writes Dr. Hany Farid. We are exhausted by spectacular failures to protect user’s privacy, allowing advertisers to illegally target housing and job ads based on race and […]

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#Cybersecurity: European ministers to bolster capability to protect from cyber threats

#Cybersecurity: European ministers to bolster capability to protect from cyber threats

| April 17, 2018

On 16 April, the Council adopted conclusions on malicious cyber activities which underline the importance of a global, open, free, stable and secure cyberspace where human rights and fundamental freedoms and the rule of law fully apply. The Council expresses its serious concern about the increased ability and willingness of third states and non-state actors to pursue their objectives by […]

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#DigitalDay2018: EU countries to commit to doing more together on the digital front

#DigitalDay2018: EU countries to commit to doing more together on the digital front

| April 10, 2018

Today (10 April) the Commission will bring ministers, representatives of EU countries, industry, academia and civil society representatives together to encourage cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain, eHealth and innovation. Discussions will focus on how the technological developments will shape the future of Europe and building a strong Digital Single Market with increased investment and digital […]

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