Eleven member states back EU controls on selling spyware

By |februar 21st, 2018|Arab Spring, data pri, digital trade, dual use goods, export, hazardous exports, News, Spying, surveillance|

EXCLUSIVE / Eleven EU countries have signalled their support for draft rules that would place export restrictions on companies selling surveillance technologies, a leaked working paper shows.

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MEPs approve export controls tailored to stop government surveillance

By |januar 17th, 2018|Arab Spring, arms trade, Cecilia Malmström, digital trade, dual use goods, encryption, hazardous exports, human rights violations, Klaus Buchner, Marietje Schaake, News, surveillance|

MEPs approved stricter rules on Wednesday (17 January) to control how European companies export software and other technologies that could be used for surveillance, and any products that may violate human rights.

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Trade MEPs want to scrap all EU export restrictions on encryption

By |november 23rd, 2017|Arab Spring, Christofer Fjellner, Cybersecurity, data privacy, data protection, digital trade, dual use goods, encryption, exports, hazardous exports, human rights, Klaus Buchner, Marietje Schaake, News|

MEPs want the European Commission to remove export control restrictions on technology products that use encryption.

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MEPs amp up pressure on Commission over digital trade

By |november 23rd, 2017|cross-border data flows, data transfer, digital trade, dual use goods, free flow of data, free trade agreements, Marietje Schaake, News, privacy shield, safe harbour, trade agreements, Viviane Reding|

MEPs are exerting pressure on the European Commission to draw up rules on data flows in foreign trade agreements, an area where the EU executive has so far not pinned down any tangible policy.

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