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Technology 04-05-2022

EU Commission explains Data Act’s legal implications to member states

In past weeks, the European Commission has been making a series of presentations, obtained by EURACTIV, to EU countries that have requested further clarity on how the new data law will apply and how it will interact with other legislation....
Technology 09-03-2022

LEAK: The EU Commission’s data space for unleashing health data

The European Commission is set to propose a new governance framework for health data with cross-border interoperability requirements and a pan-European infrastructure in the first sectorial legislation of this kind, according to a draft seen by EURACTIV.
Technology 23-02-2022

European Commission pitches data sharing obligations in Data Act proposal

On Wednesday (23 February), the EU executive presented its draft for the new data law with only minor changes compared to the proposal leaked by EURACTIV earlier this month.
Technology 03-02-2022

Industry readies to fight the Commission’s Data Act proposal

Major industry players, from tech companies to carmakers, are preparing to push back against the Commission’s proposal for the new data law, according to a draft letter seen by EURACTIV.
Technology 02-02-2022

LEAK: Data Act’s proposed rules for data sharing, cloud switching, interoperability

The Data Act proposal defines the rules for sharing data, conditions for access by public bodies, international data transfers, cloud switching and interoperability, according to a draft seen by EURACTIV.
Technology 27-01-2022

EU Commission requires WhatsApp to clarify how it processes personal data

The European Commission sent a letter to WhatsApp on Thursday (27 January) asking how its new privacy policy meets the EU consumer protection requirements and clarifications on the exchanges of personal data with the parent company Meta. The letter results...

Amendments crowd DMA’s plenary vote, and it’s not over yet

Despite a ‘gentlemen's agreement’ between the main political groups in the European Parliament, a number of alternative amendments to the proposed Digital Markets Act (DMA) have been tabled ahead of the plenary vote due on 14-15 December, and more surprises might come later in the week.
Technology 01-12-2021

Data governance: new EU law for data-sharing adopted

EU co-legislators found a middle ground on the Data Governance Act (DGA) by adopting new rules for data sharing, marking the first step of the European data strategy.
Data protection 01-11-2021

LEAK: Draft impact assessment sheds some light on upcoming Data Act

The draft impact assessment of the EU Data Act, seen by EURACTIV, illustrates the key aspects of the upcoming legislative proposal that has recently failed an independent review. The Regulatory Scrutiny Board, an independent body that quality-checks the Commission’s impact...
Data protection 01-10-2021

EU countries green light new data governance framework

27 EU ambassadors have adopted the general approach to the Data Governance Act on Friday (1 October), providing a mandate that forms the basis for negotiations with the EU Commission and Parliament.
Data protection 01-10-2021

The Netherlands publishes non-paper on upcoming Data Act

A non-paper pressing for data sharing provisions, interoperability requirements, and data access for the public sector in the European Commissions Data Act proposal was circulated by the Dutch government on Friday (30 September). The act is expected to be formally presented by the end of 2021.
Technology 10-02-2021

German government will make more data publicly available with new law

The German government wants to create a culture of open data sharing - and is setting a good example. The second Open Data Act, which the cabinet passed on Wednesday (10 February), expands the obligations of public authorities to make their data available to the general public. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Data protection 12-06-2018

Civil Liberties MEPs want EU-US Privacy Shield suspended by September

MEPs in the European Parliament’s powerful Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) want the European Commission to suspend its Privacy Shield agreement with the United States unless the Trump administration introduces data protection safeguards by 1 September, in a move that comes amid mounting transatlantic political tensions.
Data protection 05-06-2018

Justice ministers divided over proposal for police access to real-time data

National justice ministers are pushing to create new powers for law enforcement authorities to intercept communication data in real time as part of their criminal investigations.
Data protection 18-05-2018

Jourova to press for EU-US data sharing deal next week

EU justice chief Vera Jourova will push for a new data access agreement with the United States when she meets with her American counterpart next week, amid growing transatlantic tensions over issues including the Iran nuclear agreement and trade.
Data protection 17-04-2018

EU proposes ‘revolutionary’ fast-track system for police data access

A new EU proposal will force tech companies to share their users’ personal data with law enforcement authorities from different member states upon request.
Data protection 30-03-2018

Leaked EU overhaul gives tech companies 10 days to share ‘e-evidence’ data with police

EXCLUSIVE / Messaging apps and other digital services will be forced to give their users’ data to law enforcement authorities within ten days of receiving requests, or six hours in emergencies, according to a leaked draft of an upcoming EU legal overhaul.
Technology 13-12-2016

Companies face new data access rules under controversial Commission plans

Car manufacturers and other firms that increasingly rely on consumer data to make money could be subject to new EU rules that would force them to share that data with other firms, according to a leaked draft of the plans obtained by EURACTIV.com.
Transport 30-09-2016

Carmakers fear EU plans to ease data flows will help tech rivals

European car manufacturers are seeking full control over the data sent to them by connected vehicles they put on the road, and fear a move by Brussels that would impose sharing that data with rivals.
Euro & Finance 04-03-2016

EU auditors slam inaction on VAT fraud

Member states' unwillingness to cooperate laves them wide open to VAT fraud, the European Court of Auditors said on Thursday (3 March). This weakness costs the EU as much as €168 billion per year. EURACTIV France reports.
PNR rapporteur British MEP Timothy Kirkhope (EPP)

Council pushes for broad collection of flight passenger data after Paris attacks

Justice and Home Affairs ministers from EU member states are meeting today (20 November) in Brussels to discuss new security measures following the terrorist attacks in Paris last weekend that left 129 people dead.
Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip and Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova
Technology 06-11-2015

Commission wants new Safe Harbour deal within three months

The European Commission wants to have a new data sharing arrangement with the US within the next three months.
Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda, US coordinator for international communications and information policy
Technology 03-11-2015

‘Safe Harbour 2’ doesn’t need change on surveillance, top US official insists

A top US State Department official has rebuffed critics who argue that Europe can only seal a new data sharing deal if US laws enabling electronic surveillance are changed.
Safe Harbour Datenschutzregelung
Technology 06-08-2015

EU close to sealing deal with United States on data-sharing

The European Commission is working with the United States on the final details of a commercial data-sharing deal that was put up for renegotiation following leaks two years ago that exposed U.S. mass surveillance practices, a document seen by Reuters showed.