The GDPR created a new independant european body called the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). What is it? How is it working? What are the challenges it faces after 1 year of existence? We will discuss all those questions together.
MLex regulatory risk experts Matthew Newman and Sam Wilkin will highlight trends, enforcement and new impacts of EU data privacy and security.
With the deepest regret the EDPS announces the loss of Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor. Giovanni passed away surrounded by his family in Italy, last night, 20 August 2019.
As critical government services such as health care move online, it is essential to ensure your personal data is protected and easily managed. EU-funded researchers have come up with a novel solution that allows you to share and protect your personal details in a virtual wallet on the cloud – good for privacy and security.
The European Commission joins the celebration of this year’s International Youth Day, the theme of which is “Transforming Education”, highlighting efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth.
Representatives of the global community of data protection and privacy enforcement authorities are joining together to express shared concerns about the privacy risks posed by the Libra digital currency and infrastructure.
The biennial trade fair for haulage and urban transport professionals SOLUTRANS is where innovation and information in the HGV sector come together, for all businesses. SOLUTRANS, the urban and road transport solutions show, will welcome you for its 15th edition, from 19 to 23 November 2019, at Lyon Eurexpo.
The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) raises a series of challenges for scientific research, especially regarding research that is dependent on data. This study investigates the promises and challenges associated with the implementation of the GDPR in the scientific domain and examines the adequacy of the GDPR exceptions for scientific research in terms of safeguarding scientific freedom and technological progress.
In recent times, there has been much discussion in policy circles, academia and the private sector regarding the tension between blockchains and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). Whereas, the GDPR is based on an underlying assumption that in relation to each personal data point there is at least one the data controller, blockchains make the allocation of responsibility and accountability burdensome. Further, although the GDPR is based on the assumption that data can be modified or erased where necessary to comply with legal requirements, blockchains, however, render the unilateral modification of data purposefully onerous in order to ensure data integrity and to increase trust in the network.
Monitoring data flows across the European Union’s territory is of strategic importance to inform EU decision-making, investment choices in the area of cloud computing and to assess the competitiveness of the European digital economy. Therefore, the European Commission is launching an anonymised survey to get an overview about such data flows.
Companies and public entities are encouraged to give their input to the survey until 15 October 2019.
The Hellenic Data Protection Authority, in response to a complaint, conducted an ex officio investigation of the lawfulness of the processing of personal data of the employees of the company ‘PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SA’ (PWC BS). According to the above complaint the employees were required to provide consent to the processing of their personal data.
By Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor.
The European Data Protection Supervisor has invited three staff members who have recently joined the institution to share their own thoughts on various topics of interest. In this way, the European Data Protection Supervisor wishes to stimulate the exchange of ideas and perspectives in the field of data protection and beyond.
Originally associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) are in fact very versatile and can be usefully applied to the social economy. However, it is important to regulate them properly and gear them to benefits for all, allowing everyone to participate, says the EESC in a report tabled at its July plenary.
Last year’s reform of the EU’s Schengen Information System legislation has strengthened the role of facial, finger mark and DNA recognition technologies while also introducing stronger data protection rules.