The pattern is not new. We’ve seen it dozens of times before – following every major terrorist attack there has been a push from authorities for more tracking, more surveillance. It is not a question of “if” but “when,” and how …
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On 19 February the European Commission presented three papers setting out no less than the digital future of the EU. So what are they exactly and why are they not laws?
On 9 January, the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee, LIBE, discussed the Privacy Shield arrangement between the EU and the US. One question about whether the EU could do a deal with a single US state stood out.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) was widely hailed for bringing in tougher new sanctions that regulators hoped would give them more powers of enforcement. But this week the British watchdog, the ICO said that it wanted further powers to seize …
The European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents will decide on 21 November if the French pick for European Commissioner passes muster. But Thierry Breton faces several hurdles.
Despite the landmark ruling by the ECJ, saying that indiscriminate data retention was illegal, several European countries are once again seeking to bring back the practice AND weaken encryption with “backdoors”.