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MEPs adopt #CybersecurityAct and want EU to counter IT threat from #China

MEPs adopt #CybersecurityAct and want EU to counter IT threat from #China

| March 14, 2019

Parliament adopts a cybersecurity certification scheme for products, processes and services© AP images/European Union-EP On Tuesday (12 March), MEPs adopted the EU Cybersecurity Act with 586 votes to 44 and 36 abstentions. It establishes the first EU-wide cybersecurity certification scheme to ensure that certified products, processes and services sold in EU countries meet cybersecurity standards. […]

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#QuantumTechnologiesFlagship begins with first 20 projects

#QuantumTechnologiesFlagship begins with first 20 projects

| October 31, 2018

The Quantum Technologies Flagship, a €1 billion initiative, was launched this week at a high-level event in Vienna hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The Flagship will fund over 5,000 of Europe’s leading quantum technologies researchers over the next ten years and aims to place Europe at the forefront of […]

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#DataProtection – EU and US start discussions for Second Annual Review of #PrivacyShield

#DataProtection – EU and US start discussions for Second Annual Review of #PrivacyShield

| October 18, 2018

Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner Věra Jourová is meeting the US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today (18 October) to launch discussions to review the EU-US Privacy Shield. Representatives of all US government departments in charge of running the Privacy Shield, including the Federal Trade Commission, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence […]

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Free flow of non-personal data: Parliament approves #EUFifthFreedom

Free flow of non-personal data: Parliament approves #EUFifthFreedom

| October 9, 2018

New rules aimed at removing obstacles to the free movement of non-personal data within the EU for companies and public authorities have been adopted by MEPs. This EU law, already provisionally agreed with the Council, will prohibit national rules requiring that data be stored or processed in a specific member state. Non-personal data includes, for […]

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European Union and #Japan agree to create world’s largest area of safe data flows

European Union and #Japan agree to create world’s largest area of safe data flows

| July 20, 2018

The EU and Japan have successfully concluded their talks on reciprocal adequacy. They agreed to recognize each other’s data protection systems as ‘equivalent’, which will allow data to flow safely between the EU and Japan. Each side will now launch its relevant internal procedures for the adoption of its adequacy finding. For the EU, this […]

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EU-US #PrivacyShield data exchange deal: US must comply by 1 September, say MEPs

EU-US #PrivacyShield data exchange deal: US must comply by 1 September, say MEPs

| June 14, 2018

The Civil Liberties Committee has called on the Commission to suspend the EU-US Privacy Shield since it fails to provide enough data protection for EU citizens. The data exchange deal should be suspended unless the US complies with it by 1 September 2018, say MEPs, adding that the deal should remain suspended until the US […]

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European SMEs ‘will lose out if #PrivacyShield is abolished’

European SMEs ‘will lose out if #PrivacyShield is abolished’

| June 13, 2018

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted an own-initiative Report on 11 June condemning the EU-US Privacy Shield as dysfunctional and unsecure.  Axel Voss MEP, the EPP Group’s Spokesman on the topic, commented: “The EPP Group called for more time to negotiate critical points in the Resolution, especially those calling […]

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