EU Justice Ministers adopted a regulation to establish a digital cooperation platform for Joint Investigation Teams (JITs), inaccessible by customs despite German pressure. The regulation is part of the ongoing effort to modernise and digitalise cross-border judicial cooperation and was...
In order to target sexual child abuse online, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser has spoken out in favour of securing the IP addresses of computers, for which the governing coalition wants to use the quick freeze method.
While the date for the ratification of the Second Additional Cybercrime Protocol by the European Parliament is yet to be set, civil society and MEPs call for the opinion of the European Court of Justice over data and privacy concerns.
A new compromise text on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and law enforcement marks more swift progress on the AI Act in the EU Council, with the French Presidency aiming for at least a partial general approach in June.
Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA), a special committee set up in September 2020 to analyse the horizontal impact of Artificial Intelligence on society, has concluded with its own-initiative report, adopted on Tuesday (22 March).
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) instructed the law enforcement agency Europol to delete the personal data of individuals who have no established link with criminal activity, concluding an inquiry started in April 2019.
The EU has been accused of contributing to the development of ‘surveillance’ capacities in third countries without considering fundamental rights and data protection; according to a complaint filed with the European Ombudsman by a coalition of privacy NGOs.
French members of parliament will start examining on Tuesday (14 September) a bill on criminal responsibility and internal security, intended to provide a long-awaited legal framework for the use of drones by law enforcement agencies.
The French government presented its new anti-terrorism bill on Wednesday morning (28 April), a few days after a 36-year-old 'radicalised' Tunisian stabbed a police employee to death outside a police station in Rambouillet, southwest of Paris. EURACTIV France reports.
EU justice ministers are set to approve a regulation this Friday (7 December) that will require EU-based tech companies to turn over electronic evidence within hours of a court order. The regulation, however, could pose a threat to people’s fundamental rights.
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.
The internet is at risk of becoming fragmented if online databases that show who owns websites are shut down after the EU’s new data protection law takes effect next month, the head of internet domain organisation ICANN has warned.
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.
The European Commission has suggested that law enforcement authorities could soon have restricted access to the WHOIS database that identifies website owners because the system is on a collision course with the EU’s strict new data protection law.