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EU Commission rejects UK’s approach for personal data transfers

The UK Government’s Brexit policy assumes that the Data Protection Act 2018 is good enough to obtain an adequacy determination and envisages the ICO playing a full part in the European Data Protection Board; this is to protect the free flow of personal data to the UK.

This policy was brutally murdered last Friday by the EU’s lead Brexit negotiator who stated that the UK would have to have to seek an adequacy determination.

Source: European Commission rejects Government’s approach for personal data transfers as ICO doubts the UK will obtain an adequacy decision

Jourova to press for EU-US data sharing deal

EU justice chief Vera Jourova will push for a new data access agreement with the United States when she meets with her American counterpart next week, amid growing transatlantic tensions over issues including the Iran nuclear agreement and trade.

Source: Jourova to press for EU-US data sharing deal next week – EURACTIV.com

Jourová: EU must protect data in AI development

Digitisation and artificial intelligence (AI) should develop in the Czech Republic and Europe without too much regulation, but with respect to the protection of privacy and personal data, European Commissioner Vera Jourova said during a public discussion on AI in Prague on Wednesday.

Source: EU Commissioner Jourová: EU must protect data in AI development | Prague Monitor

EU Commission proposes making fingerprints mandatory in ID cards

Identity cards held by EU citizens will be required to include digital images of the holder’s fingerprints as part of a crackdown on fraudulent documents used by criminals and extremists, the European Commission has proposed.

In a proposal likely to make waves in countries such as Germany, whose history has made data privacy a guarded asset, the Commission wants to do away with paper-based identity documents that are easy to falsify and can be used to enter the bloc from non-EU countries.

Source: EU Commission proposes making fingerprints mandatory in ID cards | Reuters

EU Commission sets new rules for whistleblower protection

Recent scandals such as Dieselgate, Luxleaks, the Panama Papers or the ongoing Cambridge Analytica revelations show that whistleblowers can play an important role in uncovering unlawful activities that damage the public interest and the welfare of our citizens and society.

Commissionss proposal will guarantee a high level of protection for whistleblowers who report breaches of EU law by setting new, EU-wide standards. The new law will establish safe channels for reporting both within an organisation and to public authorities. It will also protect whistleblowers against dismissal, demotion and other forms of retaliation and require national authorities to inform citizens and provide training for public authorities on how to deal with whistleblowers.

Source: European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – Whistleblower protection: Commission sets new, EU-wide rules

EU issues raft of new data-related proposals

The value of Europe’s data economy could more than double by 2020 if new measures are implemented to harness the potential of information, the European Commission has said.

Commission published a raft of new data-related proposals, including draft new laws to improve access and the reusability of public sector information, to planned guidance for businesses on sharing anonymous, machine-generated data, and further plans to use data to deliver more personalised health care.

Source: EU issues raft of new data-related proposals

EU proposes shorter deadlines for cross-border handover of communications evidence

The European Commission has proposed new rules aimed at making it quicker and easier for law enforcement officials to gain access to communications in another EU state.

Under the proposal, communication service providers would be required to respond within 10 days to a request for evidence, or six hours in the event of an emergency. That compares to 120 days under the current European Investigation Order.

Source: EU proposes shorter deadlines for cross-border handover of communications evidence – Telecompaper

EU Commission proposes making fingerprints mandatory in ID cards

Identity cards held by EU citizens will be required to include digital images of the holder’s fingerprints as part of a crackdown on fraudulent documents used by criminals and extremists, the European Commission has proposed.

In a proposal likely to make waves in countries such as Germany, whose history has made data privacy a guarded asset, the Commission wants to do away with paper-based identity documents that are easy to falsify and can be used to enter the bloc from non-EU countries.

Source: EU Commission proposes making fingerprints mandatory in ID cards

New EU fines will apply to ‘old’ data breaches

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require that companies that process personal data inform the relevant data protection authority in case of a data breach.

A European Commission official confirmed that data breaches that happened before 25 May, when GDPR comes into force, but are kept silent until after that, will also be liable for such a fine.

Source: New EU fines will apply to ‘old’ data breaches

Assessing the European Commission’s E-Evidence Proposals on Ten Human Rights Criteria

Earlier this week, CDT issued a list of 10 human rights criteria the the E-Evidence Directive and Regulation should meet. With the draft text of both now published, we have assessed each against the criteria.

Source: Assessing the European Commission’s E-Evidence Proposals on Ten Human Rights Criteria

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