Revised Presidency text of the ePrivacy proposal to be discussed at the WP TELE of 22 October 2019.
Agenda items concern digital, food & drink and internal market policies.
More than 400 experts from law enforcement, the private sector, and academia have gathered this week at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for what is one of the world’s biggest platforms of exchange on cybercrime.
The Start-ups Circularise, DOMO and Covestro have announced a new collaborative project for circularity in the plastics industry through the use of blockchain technology. The newly formed Circularise PLASTICS project group aims to set up an open standard for sustainability and transparency within this field. EIT RawMaterials supported Circularise protocol enables trusted data exchange in fragmented supply chains without public disclosure of datasets or supply chain partners. Unlike other blockchain transparency solutions, Circularise’s technology called ‘smart questioning’ protects a company’s privacy and sensitive information.
Update: a press release from the session is now available.
On 8 October, the Chair will provide information on the LIBE Hearing, the Meetings with Commissioners-designate, the European Commission evaluation of the GDPR, ECJ Judgements and the Status of ePrivacy negotiations. The meeting will then discuss the current focus of the EDPB, including the 3rd Annual Review of Privacy Shield, the Guidelines on the lawful basis for processing under Art. 6.1 (b) GDPR in the context of the provision of online services to consumers, the Art. 64 GDPR Opinion on Equinix BCRs, the Art. 64 GDPR Opinion on UK accreditation requirements for code of conduct monitoring bodies and the new ISO standard relating to data protection.
On 9 October, there will be an exchange of view on data protection and competition. Items for discussion and/or adoption include the Response letter to Sophie in’t Veld on PNR and the Letter to the Council Working Party on Sports Anti-Doping Code.
Europol’s 2019 cybercrime report provides insights into emerging threats and key developments.
Cybercrime is continuing to mature and becoming more and more bold, shifting its focus to larger and more profitable targets as well as new technologies. Data is the key element in cybercrime, both from a crime and an investigate perspective.