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Britain could access but not develop European #GPS, Barnier says

Britain could access but not develop European #GPS, Barnier says

| June 21, 2018

Britain could access the European Union’s Galileo satellite navigation system after Brexit but will no longer be able to work on developing the project, the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday (19 June), writes Francois Murphy. Galileo, a rival to the US-owned GPS, became a flashpoint in Brexit talks last month after […]

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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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#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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US House panel awaits #Trump’s evidence in wiretap claim against Obama

US House panel awaits #Trump’s evidence in wiretap claim against Obama

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The US House Intelligence Committee has given President Donald Trump until Monday (13 March) to provide evidence on his so-far unfounded claim that his phones at Trump Tower in New York were wiretapped during last year’s presidential campaign. Last week, the president wrote on Twitter that former president Barack Obama, a Democrat, had the phones […]

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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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#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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