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EU sanctions legislation extended to cyber-attacks

According to a press release of today the European Council has agreed on extention of the sanctions regime to cyber-attacks. Just like in the existing sanctions, measures include asset freezing and travelling bans. The press release: Cyber-attacks: Council is now … Lees verder

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“How interoperable databases will boost Europe’s security” | Council of the EU

In today’s press release the Council of the EU announced that important regulations regarding European IT-systems have been adopted. The Council promises that easier information sharing will considerably improve security in the EU, allow for more efficient checks at external … Lees verder

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CCBE’s Agenda for Justice, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights

The Council of Bars & Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) published its Manifesto for the 2019 EU Elections. In this Manifesto CCBE voices its concerns in regard of Rule of Law and fundamental rights in the European Union. Independence of … Lees verder

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Platform surveillance

Those interested in the surveillance society that soon will be in place everywhere in the world, I recommend to read the platform surveillance issue of Surveillance & Society. Surveillance & Society tells the reader it is an international, interdisciplinary, open … Lees verder

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AMLD4 comparison

Those who are interested in the bureaucracy that Europe is creating and that is the basis for surveillance by governments and ‘obliged entities‘ like banks, of every citizen, can read the automatic comparison I made of the consolidated version of … Lees verder

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EDPB opinion on ePrivacy

On 13 March 2019 European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published an important opinion on the interplay between the ePrivacy Directive and the GDPR, in particular regarding the competence, tasks and powers of data protection authorities. EDPB also published a statement … Lees verder

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From facial recognition to emotion reading | EPRS briefing on AI

The main principle of internet economics is theft. The internet giants tell us that we can share with other people, but in reality we share with these giants and all their adtech friends. We are sold by them on invisible … Lees verder

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European tax advisers organisation criticizes AML policies European Commission

CFE Tax Advisers Europe, the organisation of European tax advisers, published an opinion (pdf) on a draft SNRA by the European Commission, Opinion Statement PAC 1/2019 on the European Commission Draft Supranational Risk Assessment Report for Anti-Money Laundering Risks to … Lees verder

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Work program 2019-2020 of the European Data Protection Board | GDPR

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) on 13 February 2019 informed the public on its work program for 2019-2020. It has interesting items, including: Guidelines on PSD2 and GDPR Guidelines on video surveillance Guidelines on children’s data Guidelines on concepts … Lees verder

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The first annual report by EDPS | GDPR

EDPS, the European Data Protection Supervisor, on 26 February published its first annual report. It’s press release has the optistic heading “EDPS launches first Annual Report of new data protection era“. From the press release: The 2018 Annual Report provides … Lees verder

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