Me and Wyclef: Peas in a pod on copyright
Me and Wyclef: Peas in a pod on copyright

The battle-lines have been drawn for several years, but as the European Parliament vote on copyright reform in the EU looms, both sides are bringing out the big guns.

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What’s the definition of a GDPR complaint? Spoiler alert: no one knows
What’s the definition of a GDPR complaint? Spoiler alert: no one knows

In June, GDPR complaints reported by DPAs varied widely, from 756 in Poland and 1,124 in the U.K., to just two in Sweden, and only three in Belgium. So what is at the heart of such a discrepancy? The best answer seems …

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Whistleblower protection: Why cross-border coherence matters
Whistleblower protection: Why cross-border coherence matters

Many of the biggest whistleblower disclosures of recent years have been international in nature – LuxLeaks and the Panama Papers in particular. As pointed out by the Greens in the European  Parliament, there is a general European public interest that often supersedes …

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The role of media and investigative journalism
The role of media and investigative journalism

The LuxLeaks revelations were unprecedented not only in the level of corruption they uncovered, but also in the vast array of journalists from different media organisations working together to uncover corruption.

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Suspend Privacy Shield unless US fully complies demands EuroParl
Suspend Privacy Shield unless US fully complies demands EuroParl

While the U.S. was busy celebrating Independence Day July 4 with barbecues and fireworks, the European Parliament was debating the future of the Privacy Shield deal. The conclusion? Today, Parliament voted for its suspension. The non-binding resolution was passed 303 to …

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EU approaching adequacy deals with Japan, Korea
EU approaching adequacy deals with Japan, Korea

Last month, European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová went on an official visit to Asia, with stops in Japan and the Republic of Korea. Her aim? To make concrete progress on data flows as the European bloc looks at how to …

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Will Bulgaria get ePrivacy done in time? Doesn’t look good
Will Bulgaria get ePrivacy done in time? Doesn’t look good

Earlier this month the current Bulgarian Presidency of the European Council sent out a “progress report” on the draft ePrivacy regulation, and the question on everyone’s lips was whether there would be a general approach before Bulgaria gives up the …

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Facebook! Stop sending us lobbyists! demands European Parliament
Facebook! Stop sending us lobbyists! demands European Parliament

The European Parliament is sick and tired of Facebook refusing to properly answer its questions. After the fiasco of the Mark Zuckerberg show, a further two hearings are planned for June 25 in Brussels and July 2 in Strasbourg.

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Are all these GDPR-consent emails even necessary?
Are all these GDPR-consent emails even necessary?

With the EU General Data Protection Regulation in the home stretch, users can probably expect the deluge of compliance emails to dry up. But are we already in danger of consent fatigue, and does this even need to be the case?

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