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FATF consultation on digital identity | AML

FATF announced a public consultation on FATF draft guidance on digital identity. The draft guidance is to be found here (MS Word file). The draft guidance shows that FATF has high expectations of biometric solutions. In the paragraph on the … Lees verder

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In the fight against terrorism and other crimes fundamental rights have to be respected | EDPS on e-Evidence

Yesterday the European Dataprotection Supervisor (EDPS) warned the European bodies responsible for the e-Evidence legislation for the dangers for human rights if the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the EU data protection framework are not adequately respected. The Supervisor … Lees verder

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UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy | human rights

Mr. Joseph Cannataci currently is the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy for the United Nations. The Special Rapporteur’s mandate arose from the international furore surrounding the revelations by Edward Snowden about the activities of intelligence agencies, especially concerning … Lees verder

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Facial recognition: A solution in search of a problem? | blog by Assistant Supervisor EDPS, Wiewiórowski

On the site of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) a blog by Wojciech Wiewiórowski on facial recognition was published, Facial recognition: A solution in search of a problem? In the blog Wiewiórowski warns that facial recognition, the biometric application … Lees verder

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EDPS: contractual arrangements and measures with Microsoft should be extended to individuals

On 21 October 2019 EDPS published the press release EDPS investigation into IT contracts: stronger cooperation to better protect rights of all individuals. In the press release the European Data Protection Supervisor start as follows: Cooperation between public authorities in … Lees verder

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Preventing harm by digital tools and AI in the jusitice field | EU Justice ministers

The European Justice ministers in October discussed digital challenges for justice in Europe. In a statement the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers declares the following: 4. Recalls the need to take into account the following principles when developing … Lees verder

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The Netherlands is building a surveillance state for the poor | SyRI

On 16 October 2019 UN Human Rights announced an analysis on the Dutch System Risk Indication (SyRI) on it’s website, in The Netherlands is building a surveillance state for the poor, says UN rights expert, the text: he Netherlands is … Lees verder

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How financial surveillance fuels exclusion | commenting on FATF

On 13 October 2019 Privacy International (PI) published the article How financial surveillance in the name of counter-terrorism fuels social exclusion. Their article starts with: The global counter-terrorism agenda is driven by a group of powerful governments and industry with … Lees verder

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Copycat legislation | Jan Egeland on the Dutch bill prohibiting presence in a ‘terrorist area’

Jan Egeland today wrote an opinion for the eObserver, “New Dutch terror bill must not target aid workers” on the Dutch legislative proposal for a bill that makes it illegal to be present in a ‘terrorist area’ without permission. Egeland … Lees verder

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The damage of de-risking | AML, CFT, MONEYVAL

Recently MONEYVAL [*] published its annual report on anti-money laundering (AML) and combatting financing of terrorism (CFT). For the most part the publication is reporting on organisational matters. De-risking It is however interesting to see that the report informs the … Lees verder

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