About: V?ra Jourová

Digital 13-04-2016

EU privacy watchdogs demand improvements to ‘Privacy Shield’

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.

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova
Digital 29-02-2016

Commission wants EU-US ‘Privacy Shield’ by end of June

The European Commission is racing to rubberstamp its Privacy Shield agreement to allow companies to transfer data to the United States.

Development Policy 08-02-2016

UNICEF: Increasing number of genital mutilation victims

A million girls worldwide suffer genital mutilation every year and that number is only increasing in some countries, according to a report by UNICEF. The European Commission has warned that the practice could be on the rise in Europe as well. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, president of the Article 29 Working Party
Digital 03-02-2016

EU watchdog Falque-Pierrotin: ‘We can’t just accept words’ on privacy shield

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'.

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova and Vice President Andrus Ansip
Digital 03-02-2016

Commission replaces Safe Harbour with rebranded ‘privacy shield’

The European Commission signed off on a new data transfer agreement with the US today (2 February) to replace the old Safe Harbour agreement.

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova
Digital 02-02-2016

Jourova defends unfinished Safe Harbour deal

Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told MEPs yesterday (1 February) that one day past the deadline given by EU privacy watchdogs, the European Commission still hasn't struck a new Safe Harbour data sharing agreement with the US.

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova and Paul Nemitz, director for fundamental rights at DG Justice
Digital 20-01-2016

Commission: End of January ‘not a formal deadline’ for Safe Harbour

A top European Commission negotiator on the EU-US Safe Harbour agreement said the data sharing deal gives an “incredible privilege to American companies”.

The European Commission is trying to encourage ecommerce across EU borders
Digital 08-01-2016

Commission tries to boost cross-border e-commerce with online dispute resolution

The European Commission is launching a platform tomorrow (9 January) aimed at helping consumers air their grievances with e-commerce platforms without paying hefty legal fees.

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova
Digital 04-12-2015

US privacy chief reveals EU authorities only referred four Safe Harbour complaints

A chief US privacy regulator said today (4 December) that European authorities barely forwarded her office any complaint cases about the Safe Harbour data sharing agreement during its 15-year run.

Agrifood 18-11-2015

Commission outlines Energy Union legislative path

Commission Vice-President Maroš Šef?ovi? unveiled the executive's plans for laying the foundations of the Energy Union, until the end of its term in 2019.

Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip and Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova
Digital 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
Digital 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.