Data protection

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Digital success for Europe
Cybersecurity 19-02-2018

Digital success for Europe

Digitalization holds huge potential for the citizens and the institutions of the EU. A modern and digital Europe will be built on reliable communication networks, secure data and digital trust.
Politics 27-10-2017

Tweets of the Week: Me Too, Glyphosate, and ePrivacy

"Me too" hashtag sparks harassment debate, Commission loses over glyphosate hate, and ePrivacy vote opens lobby floodgate.
Digital 19-10-2017

What is next for eGovernment ?

This year the Estonian EU Presidency is putting eGovernment at the forefront of discussions leading up to a Tallinn Declaration. Estonia is ranked number 1 in the EU and has emerged as a global leader in eGovernment operations.
Cybersecurity 19-09-2017

Ansip: Free flow of data could raise European salaries

Jobs could be more secure and better paid because of the European Commission's new proposal to guarantee the free flow of data between EU countries, Andrus Ansip said in an interview.
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Digital 17-09-2015

Help Europeans make the world a better place #GenerationD

In the second of a 3-part series, Aladdin explains the concerns of GenerationD with the GDPR, with a specific focus on Article 20 on ‘profiling'.
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Digital 17-09-2015

Help Europeans fly #GenerationD

Help Europeans fly #GenerationD
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Digital 17-09-2015

Aligning data protection and the Digital Single Market

The political debate surrounding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has focused heavily on American companies and the right of individuals to defend their privacy against possible intrusions. At the same time, the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy (DSM) has affirmed Europe’s ambition to stimulate economic growth in Europe by eliminating barriers to the online provision of goods and services.
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Digital 27-03-2015

Open Data: The Next Frontier

Robert D. Atkinson, president and founder of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, discusses ITIF's latest publication, Open Data in the G8: A Review of Progress on the G8 Open Data Charter. The paper was launched at the High-Level Roundtable on Open Data, hosted by the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based think tank.
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MEPs back anti-money laundering rules

The European Parliament adopted yesterday on Tuesday an overhaul of EU anti-money laundering rules which includes the introduction of publicly accessible registers for companies and trust owners. MEPs debated on tougher rules to tackle money laundering, requiring companies to provide more accurate information about real owners. The new plan hopes to ensure more transparency and a better overview of financial transactions, making it harder to set up fake companies and transfer dirty money from one account to another.
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Transport 23-01-2014

Access to data and your car

Vehicles already have the capability to track information on their own. Very soon, they will be able to transmit that data over secured networks, for instance, in the event of a breakdown. This can ensure a faster, better equipped and more effective response. However, there are also concerns about data protection. Learn more about the rights consumers deserve when it comes to access to data with their cars. Learn more at:
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EU Commissioner Reding: US meeting on data protection ‘constructive’

European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding, responsible for justice and fundamental rights, expressed her satisfaction for the “positive and constructive” meeting with US Attorney General Eric Holder on data protection, following revelations about US interception of EU communications.
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US NSA chief denies collecting intelligence on EU citizens

The US intelligence chief has fought back against claims that the US was allegedly tapping the phones of EU citizens and leaders, including Angela Merkel. In a snap hearing in the US Congress on Tuesday, General Keith Alexander said that the US had not collected information on European citizens, hinting that it was EU governments who handed over the data. “Data was provided to NSA by foreign partners”, Alexander said.