Commission to probe COVID-19 apps in Europe 

By |april 2nd, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, data, data protection, EU, GDPR, News, Thierry Breton|

The European Commission is monitoring the use of mobile applications used in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic to make sure that the bloc's "values and rules" are not being infringed upon, Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said on Th...

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Privacy activists on COVID-19 surveillance: Either ineffective or questionable

By |marec 26th, 2020|Austria, coronavirus, COVID-19, data protection, Digital, GDPR, Germany, News, surveillance|

In Germany and Austria, there are concrete ideas to monitor their citizens using Big Data, but to be truly effective, the methods would have to be deeply invasive. Even then the added value would not be sufficient, say privacy activists.

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EU’s Breton defends COVID-19 telecoms data acquisition plans

By |marec 26th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, data protection, ePrivacy, EU, european health data space, GDPR, health data, News, Privacy, Thierry Breton|

The European Commission's Internal Market chief Thierry Breton has defended plans to obtain mobile data from EU telecom firms during the coronavirus outbreak, saying the acquisition of certain datasets allows for a clearer reading of "the impact of the...

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Commission touts importance of ‘data for common good’ amid COVID-19 privacy concerns

By |marec 25th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, data, data protection, EU, News, Privacy, symptom tracker, Thierry Breton, ZOE|

The European Commission will task EU governments with establishing structures that facilitate the use of data for the 'common good' before the end of the year. The executive is hoping that the response to the Coronavirus crisis can demonstrate the powe...

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Employers accused of abusing EU data privacy rules to hinder trade unions

By |marec 19th, 2020|data protection, ETUC, EU, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, News, trade union, Trade Unions|

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is being misused by employers across Europe as trade unions are denied access to information required to recruit and organise workers, a new study has found.

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EU privacy rules no obstacle to coronavirus fight; smartphone tracking a no-no

By |marec 11th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, data protection, GDPR, Health, News|

Europe’s privacy rulebook does not create obstacles to taking action to curb the coronavirus epidemic but mass tracking of people’s movements and contacts using smartphone location data would represent a clear violation.

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Ensuring data sovereignty ‘major challenge’ for European farmers

By |marec 5th, 2020|agricultural technology, data protection, data sovreignty, digital farming, EU data strategy, Farm to Fork, GDPR, News, Precision farming|

The virtues of digital farming have been extolled by many, including the European Commission and industry voices. But, as a recent situation in the US demonstrates, digital farming carries concerns which requires careful consideration. 

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Microsoft ‘in discussions’ with Germans on Gaia-X participation

By |februar 26th, 2020|cloud, data protection, Gaia-X, GDPR, JEDI, Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure, Microsoft, News, Peter Altmaier, US Cloud Act|

Microsoft has revealed it has been holding talks with the German Economy Ministry over whether the company could be contracted as a supplier for Gaia-X, the ambitious European cloud network infrastructure initiative.

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Google confirms plans to move UK users’ accounts outside EU jurisdiction

By |februar 20th, 2020|data protection, GDPR, Google, News|

Google is planning to move its British users' accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under US jurisdiction instead, the company confirmed late on Wednesday (19 February).

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After Clearview AI scandal, Commission ‘in close contact’ with EU data authorities

By |februar 12th, 2020|artificial intelligence, Artificial Intelligence White Paper, biometric data, clearview AI, data protection, EU, Europe, facial recognition, GDPR, Margrethe Vestager, News|

The European Commission is in consultation with EU data protection authorities following the news that US technology firm Clearview AI has scraped more than three billion facial images from social media sites including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, wi...

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