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#PrivacyShield: ‘Especially relevant with new US administration’

#PrivacyShield: ‘Especially relevant with new US administration’

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has published (19 October) its first annual report on the functioning of the EU- US Privacy Shield, the aim of which is to protect the personal data of anyone in the EU transferred to companies in the US for commercial purposes. When it launched the Privacy Shield in August 2016, the Commission […]

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#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

While heads of state and governments will try to work out the details of the EU-Turkey migration deal during the last European summit in Brussels on 17-18 March, parliamentary committees will also be dealing with migration issues this week. MEPs vote on proposals for relocation schemes for refugees and EU humanitarian visa and also asses […]

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Safe Harbour ruling: MEPs called for clarity and effective protection

Safe Harbour ruling: MEPs called for clarity and effective protection

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

On 14 October, MEPs debated the impact of the recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that the Safe Harbour agreement on data transfers to the US is not safe with Commissioner Jourova and Schmit from the Luxembourg EU Presidency. MEPs called on the Commission to clarify the legal situation following the ruling and demanded […]

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‘Safe Harbour’ ruling: Civil Liberties MEPs to debate data transfer protection

‘Safe Harbour’ ruling: Civil Liberties MEPs to debate data transfer protection

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Justice’s 6 October ruling that the ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement on data transfers to the US is in fact unsafe will be debated by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday afternoon. The court found in favour of Max Schrems, who argued that Facebook transfers of EU citizens’ data to the US does […]

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Europe must guard against knee-jerk reaction on health data, post-ECJ ruling

Europe must guard against knee-jerk reaction on health data, post-ECJ ruling

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Executive Director Denis Horgan The ongoing debate on Big Data and data protection will surely take another turn after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) struck down the Commission’s ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement on data exchanges with the US.  In its ruling, the ECJ blasted the US government for “compromising the […]

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European Agenda 13–17 January

European Agenda 13–17 January

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

European Agenda is provided by Orpheus Public Affairs European Parliament – Plenary, Strasbourg The year gets off to a slow start with little on the Council Agenda until 20 January. Monday 13 January European Parliament debates, with votes on Tuesday: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies; CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehicles; Smart specialization […]

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European Parliament to hear Snowden testimony

European Parliament to hear Snowden testimony

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whether you think Pope Francis or Edward Snowden was the man of last year, there is no denying that Snowden’s revelations on the extent of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass surveillance, aided and abetted by the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was the biggest scoop of 2013. Today (9 January) 36 MEPs out of […]

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