EU Countries Agree on Interoperability Protocol for Track and Trace Apps
EU Countries Agree on Interoperability Protocol for Track and Trace Apps

European countries have finally managed to agree a common approach to COVID-19 track and trace apps after weeks – months! – of guidance, discussion and recommendations from multiple sources.

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Could the “European Cloud” Deliver Data Protection by Default?
Could the “European Cloud” Deliver Data Protection by Default?

On 4 June, French and German ministers unveiled the so-called “European cloud” infrastructure project, Gaia-X.

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Authentication Disconnect Between Sloppy Security and COVID-19 Fears
Authentication Disconnect Between Sloppy Security and COVID-19 Fears

People don’t walk the walk according to new surveys. So what sort of security measures are everyday users prepared to trust, and are they right?

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Schrems Slams Slow Irish DPA
Schrems Slams Slow Irish DPA

Ongoing Facebook case drags its feet amid allegations of secret meetings. Max Schrems has struck the latest blow in the ongoing privacy battle with Facebook being played out before the Irish data protection authorities (DPAs).

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Halt Mass Collection of Biometric Data Say NGOs
Halt Mass Collection of Biometric Data Say NGOs

Led by EDRi, 44 organizations have sounded the alarm about indiscriminate biometric data collection. As of May 2020, at least 15 European countries are experimenting with biometric technologies for purposes which amount to mass surveillance, they say.

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Centralized or Decentralized, All Tracking Apps Fall Foul of User Error
Centralized or Decentralized, All Tracking Apps Fall Foul of User Error

Although “there’s no clear evidence that use of contact tracing apps will help us contain the spread of COVID-19, governments around the globe have nonetheless decided that’s what they are going to try.

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Europe’s disinformation epidemic: Who’s checking the facts?
Europe’s disinformation epidemic: Who’s checking the facts?

Disinformation is out of control as malicious actors seek to capitalise on the Covid-19 pandemic. To date, EU schemes to tackle disinformation have focused on self regulation, but there are widespread concerns about how the EU is managing the crisis.

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Fuzzy Anonymity Rules Could Stymie EU’s Big Data Sharing Ideas
Fuzzy Anonymity Rules Could Stymie EU’s Big Data Sharing Ideas

The EU wants to see more non-personal data shared between businesses, but that could prove easier said than done. On 19 February, the European Commission presented a three-part package to boost Europe’s digital economy, including a European strategy for data.

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Facebook’s political targeting machine should be cracked open by the DSA
Facebook’s political targeting machine should be cracked open by the DSA

Europe is about to overhaul its 20-year-old eCommerce Directive and it is a once-in-a-decade chance to correct the power imbalance between platforms and users. As part of this update the Digital Services Act must address political microtargeting (PMT).

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