LIBE visits Tokyo ahead of adequacy decision
LIBE visits Tokyo ahead of adequacy decision

The European Commission is gearing up to propose a so-called adequacy decision with Japan to allow the free flow of data between Japan and the EU — possibly as early as January or February 2018. The group was led by …

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Tech companies have grown up – we must treat them like adults
Tech companies have grown up – we must treat them like adults

Europe’s data protection regime is widely regarded as the best in the world. The man charged with advising the EU’s lawmakers on privacy, the European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, spoke to Jennifer Baker for the Good Technology Collective.

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EU to collect biometrics of all visitors
EU to collect biometrics of all visitors

The European Parliament has approved a new electronic system to store biometric information on all non-EU citizens travelling in and out of the bloc – and post-Brexit, this could include British citizens.

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LIBE votes to push Lauristin’s ePrivacy Regulation forward
LIBE votes to push Lauristin’s ePrivacy Regulation forward

End-to-end encryption got the thumbs up, and so-called “backdoors” that would allow the reading of encrypted messaging were categorically ruled out… but the battle isn’t over yet!

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EU-US Privacy Shield data pact is working but needs improvement, says EC
EU-US Privacy Shield data pact is working but needs improvement, says EC

European Commission’s first annual review of transatlantic data transfer deal highlights more weaknesses than strengths.

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EU Tweets of the Week
EU Tweets of the Week

Theresa May again looks a fool, Vestager says tax dodging’s not cool and MEPs talk Catalonia self-rule.

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LIBE ePrivacy vote delayed; JURI, ITRE and EDPS weigh in
LIBE ePrivacy vote delayed; JURI, ITRE and EDPS weigh in

The big vote on the ePrivacy Regulation in the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will be delayed by at least a week. Originally scheduled for Oct. 12, agreement among MEPs on the text has been difficult …

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EU states copy Israel’s ‘predictive policing’
EU states copy Israel’s ‘predictive policing’

EU-wide counter-terror rules are paving the way to allow authorities to crack down on people before any crime has been committed.

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What do we mean when we talk about Cyberwar?
What do we mean when we talk about Cyberwar?

Hint: it’s not what you think. Even taking into account all the malware out there, from Trojans to ransomware, a cyber weapon is not always on the offensive.

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