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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Big tech has become the world’s policeman
Big tech has become the world’s policeman

We should not allow private companies to take over our law and order. To say this seems self-evident. And yet this is increasingly what big tech is being asked to do.

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EU Tweets of the Week 08.08.17
EU Tweets of the Week 08.08.17

Germany has a debate, the ECJ seals Hungary’s fate, and it’s baby three for William and Kate.

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Behavioral advertising industry slams ePrivacy plans
Behavioral advertising industry slams ePrivacy plans

In scenes reminiscent of the last days of GDPR drafting, lobbyists from the advertising industry queued up to give European plans for the ePrivacy regulation a kicking.

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