“The EU’s much-vaunted data-protection legislation doesn’t cover how data can be used ‘to draw conclusions about me or to undermine democracy,'” said European Union Commissioner Margrethe Vestager,  in a speech in Copenhagen on Sept. 13.

“When a few companies control a lot of data about us, that can also help them influence the choices we

Tardiness with transposing data protection laws comes with a hefty fine.

The European Commission is asking the Court of Justice of the European Union to impose financial sanctions on Greece and Spain for failing to transpose the rules on the Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive before the May 6, 2018, deadline, according to a news

EU and U.S. officials finally unveiled the full text of the proposed EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework earlier this week. The agreement is the culmination of a five-month negotiation to address European concerns regarding mass surveillance and personal data protection issues surrounding transatlantic data transfers. The European Commission’s Article 29 Working Party must now review and

The French data protection authority (CNIL) is placing Facebook’s EU-U.S. data transfer practices under new scrutiny over its use of the defunct Safe Harbor framework.

The agency issued a two-part order Feb. 8 requiring the social media company to stop using Safe Harbor to transfer data to the United States. Safe Harbor was nullified in

Luxembourg politician Viviane Reding proposed three years ago to overhaul the EU Data Protection Directive. Now, European Union officials have settled on an agreement to replace the Directive with new privacy legislation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is not EU law just yet, but the EU Parliament is expected to fully approve

Critical infrastructure operators and multinational companies must fully disclose cybersecurity breaches and violations to European Union (EU) authorities or face severe penalties under a new EU cybersecurity law.

The law – the Network and Information Security Directive – is aimed at promoting transparency and cooperation between governments and global companies in the response to cyber

The RFID (radio frequency identification) camps are many and varied throughout the world. Privacy proponents are calling the security risks from RFID technology monumental and ripe for data and identity theft. The federal government has decided that when coupled with pin codes and/or protective sleeves, RFID technology used in passports and passport cards is safe. The European Commission has said it believes that RFID technology can be safe, provided its new recommendations are followed.
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