Today 16 July 2019, the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) selected Mr. Juhan Lepassaar to be the new Executive Director of the Agency.
Ursula von der Leyen to become President of the European Commission. Vote result: 733 voted. In favour 383. Against 327. Abstentions 22. 1 blank vote. Political group reaction, media reaction, and more to follow. This post will be updated with more info throughout the next few hours.
ECA examined whether the European Commission has established a sound regulatory and control framework for e-commerce with regard to the collection of VAT and customs duties, and whether Member States’ control measures help ensure the complete collection of VAT and customs duties on e-commerce. The report found that despite recent positive developments the EU is not currently dealing adequately with these issues but have addressed some of the weaknesses identified with the “e-commerce package”.
ECA makes a number of recommendations as to how the European Commission and the Member States should better address the challenges identified and establish a sound regulatory and control framework.
By candidate for President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
EDPB-EDPS Joint Opinion 1/2019 on the processing of patients’ data and the role of the European Commission within the eHealth Digital Service infrastructure (eHDSI).
Ms Maletić was appointed for the period from 15 July 2019 to 14 July 2025. She replaces outgoing Member Neven Mates. Ms Maletić was formerly a Member of the European Parliament, to which she was elected following Croatia’s accession to the EU on 1 July 2013. As an MEP, she served on the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.
Update: the Impact Assessment (including the executive summary) accompanying the proposal and the Regulatory Scrutiny Board Opinion are now available.
In June Orgalim announced the creation of a new Innovation and Digital Transformation team. At the helm is Christoph Luykx, who has joined Orgalim as a Director – bringing with him extensive experience in the digital sector gained at companies like Intel and CA Technologies. Here, he talks to us about the state of play in EU digital and innovation policy and shares his team’s priorities as Brussels gears up for the next legislative period.
Speech at the event Privacy in a globalised world in Buenos Aires.
This Tuesday, the Belgian Data Protection Authority decided to reprimand the FPS Public Health for not responding to the exercise of a citizen’s right of access.