EXCLUSIVE / Germany's data protection commissioner, Andrea Voßhoff, has urged caution when it comes to Google Home and Amazon Echo: the companies' flagship voice command services. EurActiv's partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.
EXCLUSIVE / CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Tony Tyler, spoke with EurActiv.de about what the industry expects from Brussels' transport policy and the effect PNR will have on terrorism.
Google said Thursday (19 May) it feared for free speech if France succeeded in forcing it to apply the right to have information about a person removed from its search engines not just in France, but worldwide.
The extent to which member states make pertinent information about companies available to the public varies widely. This has to change if anything is to be learned from the Panama Papers scandal, writes Daniel Castro.
Whether digital companies with large data sets – such as Facebook, and its WhatsApp subsidiary – could impose a risk on competition has to be assessed on a case-by-case basis, German and French competition officials concluded on Tuesday (10 May). EurActiv’s partner PaRR reports.
Liberal and socialist groups in the European Parliament have tried since March to set up a plenary vote on the controversial Privacy Shield data transfer agreement to the United States. With member states' final verdict slated for next month, MEPs are running out of time to vote before the deal is finalised.
MEPs approved new EU privacy rules today (14 April), including a regulation on consumer privacy that drew the aggressive ire of lobbyists during its four-year run through negotiations in the European Parliament.
European privacy watchdogs gave a damning verdict of the Privacy Shield, the draft deal for data transfers from the EU to the US, and warned the European Commission to shore up gaps in the new agreement on national security agencies.
Timothy Kirkhope, the British MEP shepherding the controversial passenger name records (PNR) bill through the European Parliament, has named security one of the main reasons for the UK to remain in the EU.
Last week’s announcement that Google will begin suppressing links to URLs not only for searches on EU country-level domains, but also for searches conducted from within EU countries, is bad news, write Jens-Henrik Jeppesen and Emma Llansó.
The French data protection authority on Monday (8 February) gave Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users' web activity without their consent and ordered the social network to stop transferring personal data to the United States.
Data protection watchdogs from around the EU have reassured companies that they can continue transferring personal data to the US under alternative legal means—at least for the time being while the EU nails down details on its new 'privacy shield'.