On 8 April the Council of Europe published its guidelines on how to use algorithms and automation while at the same time protecting human rights.
Tracking the spread of COVID-19 with precise data is self-evidently one of the key tools needed to slow the spread of the pandemic. But that doesn’t mean we throw the baby out with the bathwater.
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 …
Proportionality — that’s the watchword companies need to adhere to in times of crisis. The challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and concerted efforts to stop its spread have thrown data protection law into the global spotlight.
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 Feb. 21, the Croatian presidency published its proposals to break the ePrivacy Regulation deadlock. Seven previous EU presidencies have tried and failed to find a compromise between member states.
Despite huge media speculation in recent weeks on what it would say about facial recognition, the “White Paper on Artificial Intelligence” stopped well short of recommending a two- to three-year ban that had appeared in earlier leaked drafts.