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#PrivacyShield: MEPs alarmed by US developments that undermine privacy safeguards #DataProtection

#PrivacyShield: MEPs alarmed by US developments that undermine privacy safeguards #DataProtection

New rules allowing the US National Security Agency (NSA) to share private data with other US agencies without court oversight, recent revelations about surveillance activities by a US electronic communications service provider and vacancies on US oversight bodies are among the concerns raised by MEPs in a resolution passed on Thursday. In the resolution, adopted […]

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European Commission should stand firm on free #data flows

European Commission should stand firm on free #data flows

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is losing its nerve over the free flow of data. After initially saying it would announce a regulation to overturn national laws preventing data flows to other member states, it has kicked the issue into the long grass by relegating it to a public consultation. This is disappointing. Data flows are an essential part of […]

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U.S. says #Trump order will not undermine data transfer deals with EU

U.S. says #Trump order will not undermine data transfer deals with EU

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

An executive order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigration will not undermine two data transfer agreements between the United States and the EU, Washington wrote in a letter to allay European concerns, writes Julia Fioretti. An executive order signed by Trump on Jan. 25 aiming to toughen enforcement of […]

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#DataProtection: European cloud-sharing platforms essential with Trump administration

#DataProtection: European cloud-sharing platforms essential with Trump administration

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

James Kinsella, the founder of Zettabox, a European-based cloud-sharing platform, launched to address data protection, advises businesses to protect their customers’s data in Europe, given the Trump administration’s priorities.  Kinsella says that Donald Trump now controls the world’s most sophisticated machinery of surveillance, “Given that his “foreign policy” has two priorities: an end to the European Union, […]

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European Union court rules #SnoopersCharter illegal

European Union court rules #SnoopersCharter illegal

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) today (21 December) ruled that the data-retention regimes for electronic communications in the UK are incompatible with EU law. The legal challenge against the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (colloquially known as the ‘Snooper’s Charter’) was brought by the deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson MP […]

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EU-US data protection #UmbrellaAgreement: same rights for EU & #US citizens

EU-US data protection #UmbrellaAgreement: same rights for EU & #US citizens

| November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today (24 November), the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs gave the thumbs up to an agreement between the EU and the US on the sharing of data between the two continents in the area of law enforcement. The EPP Group agrees with this transatlantic deal because it increases security for […]

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Flawed EU-US #PrivacyShield fully operational from today

Flawed EU-US #PrivacyShield fully operational from today

The decision on the EU- US Privacy Shield was adopted by the European Commission on 12 July. As of today, companies are able to sign up to the Privacy Shield with the US Department of Commerce who will then verify that their privacy policies comply with the high data protection standards required by the Privacy […]

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