LEAK: Commission outlines plan to create single EU data space by 2030

By |februar 14th, 2020|big data, cloud computing, data, digital strategy, Margrethe Vestager, News|

The EU wants to create by the end of the decade a genuine single market for data that corresponds to its economic power, prioritising nine "strategic sectors" including health, climate, agriculture and energy, and dedicating up to €6 billion to investment in data centres, according to the Commission’s data strategy seen by EURACTIV.com.

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Europe wants single data market to break U.S. tech giants’ dominance

By |januar 30th, 2020|data, EU, European strategy for data, News|

The European Union wants to create a single market in data aimed at challenging the dominance of tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, according to a European Commission proposal seen by Reuters.

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UK fears stoked over data harvesting ahead of general election

By |november 6th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Cambridge Analytica, data, data harvesting, data protection, election interference, EU, ICO, News, Russia, UK, UK general election|

UK political parties have been warned by the country's data protection watchdog that they must comply with relevant laws concerning the storing and safeguarding of data in the run up to the country's general election on December 12.

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UK government accused of ‘harvesting citizen data’ ahead of Brexit

By |september 12th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Brexit, data, data protection, Dominic Cummings, EU, News, UK|

UK opposition parties have hit out at the government for an alleged harvesting of user data, surreptitiously obtained from individuals accessing the official Gov.uk website, ahead of the UK's scheduled withdrawal from the EU at the end of October.

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Brexit: ‘No special contingency measures‘ for data flows, EU says

By |februar 14th, 2019|Brexit, data, data flows, data protection, EU, News|

Documents released on Monday (11 February) disclose a private meeting between Commission Secretary-General Martin Selmayr and representatives from the telecommunications giant Vodafone and reveal that "no special contingency measures for data flows" will be taken out in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

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Commission to crack down on data misuse ahead of European Elections

By |avgust 27th, 2018|Cambridge Analytica, data, Data Misuse, Digital, European Commission, European elections, European elections 2019, Julian King, News, Sam Stolton, Samuel Stolton, voting|

The European Commission is set to announce plans to clamp down on the misuse of personal data retrieved from social networks in the run-up to the 2019 European Elections, the Financial Times reported on Sunday (26 August).

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After Facebook scandal, MEPs argue the GDPR isn’t enough

By |april 19th, 2018|Andrus Ansip, Antonio Tajani, Axel Voss, Birgit Sippel, Cambridge Analytica, Daniel Dalton, data, data privacy, ePrivacy, ePrivacy Regulation, Facebook, GDPR, Geoffroy Didier, Jan Philipp Albrecht, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Sophie in 't Veld|

The EU needs more legal safeguards to prevent massive privacy breaches like the current scandal over Facebook and British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, MEPs from different political parties argued on Wednesday (18 April).

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