UK video games to deliver ‘geotargeted’ COVID-19 warnings to players

By |april 7th, 2020|data protection, DCMS, EU, European Union, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, geotargeting, News, Oliver Dowden, Privacy, Video games|

The UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a partnership with a contingency of the UK’s leading video games firms to deliver in-game coronavirus warnings to players.

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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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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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The ePrivacy Regulation saga three years on

By |marec 10th, 2020|ePrivacy, ePrivacy Regulation, GDPR, News|

EURACTIV takes a look at what has happened during the three years while the Commission’s proposal has been stuck in the legislative process. The Croatian Presidency is the latest member state with responsibility to resolve the ePrivacy Regulation conundrum. The...

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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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‘Prepare for all eventualities’ on UK-EU data transfers, EDPS says

By |februar 26th, 2020|adequacy agreement, Boris Johnson, data, data transfer, EU, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, News, UK, Wojciech Wiewiórowski|

There could be a series of 'obstacles' in terms of securing an EU-UK adequacy agreement on post-Brexit data transfers and the bloc should therefore 'take steps to prepare for all eventualities,' the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has said t...

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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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