Data Protection

  • Our event on Autonomous Vehicles: Who will win the global race?

    On 15 June we held a lunch briefing on the global competition towards autonomous vehicles. Speakers from the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the EU Commission, Ford, Bosch and Allianz SE discussed the issue, on which we also published a white paper.  What added a new dimension to the event were the experts from the…

  • Europe’s E-Privacy Regulation: A balanced approach for privacy and innovation?

    On 10 January the Commission put forward its E-Privacy proposal that seeks to address the privacy of electronic communications. In particular it sets the parameters through which one’s online communication can be access and used. The Commission has chosen a privacy oriented approach, addressing the issue from an end-user perspective. For industry the proposal sets new…

  • EU data economy: Let the data flow… or maybe not?

    As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has proposed a Communication on 10 January outlining policy and legal solutions that will unleash the EU’s data economy. Initial reactions by industry showed disappointment with the Communication across many sectors. What does the new Communication add to the ongoing controversial debate on data?…

  • mHealth’s time is now!

    “It’s time to seize the potential of mHealth”. This was the clear message of yesterday’s hearing on mHealth in the European Parliament. Commissioner Andriukaitis, Members of the European Parliament Peterle and Boni and participants all agreed that mHealth, and in particular health apps, have the power to transform the relationship between patients and doctors. Speakers…

  • Will there be fireworks for privacy on Fourth of July?

    Yesterday the Article 31 Committee met to discuss the recently agreed privacy shield text, one of the last steps before the deal enters into force. Yesterday was also the day – as Commissioner Věra Jourová had expressed her wish for – the Article 31 Committee were supposed to agree by strong consent on the text…

  • Get Digital With… Pauline Gounaud. An interview about our digital future.

    In the next couple of months we will be following-up with a series of unexpected interviews with policy makers, government officials, industry representatives, interest groups, entrepreneurs and lobbyists who are somehow involved in forging the rules of our digital lives. But for once we don’t want to discuss policy. Let’s discuss a couple of ideas…

  • CISA: Opportunity or threat to the future of transatlantic data sharing?

    The debate on data flows between the US and EU is heating up again. In mid-October, the US House of Representatives approved the Judicial Redress Act, a bill that will give foreigners the same rights to judicial redress as US citizens if law enforcers violate their data privacy. This was necessary for the implementation of…

  • Cyber intelligence: a step forward in cybersecurity

    Companies are increasingly confronted by carefully planned and sophisticated cyberattacks, with huge financial and reputational costs. No wonder cybersecurity has become a top concern among c-suite executives. All businesses, regardless their sector, size or market share, are potential targets for cyber criminals. In many cases repeated cyberattacks against the same company come in quick succession.…

  • Time to seal the EU-US deal on data transfers

    After four years of negotiations between the EU and the US, the text of the bilateral data protection ‘Umbrella Agreement’ has just been sealed. The Umbrella Agreement ensures the equal data protection rights of every US and EU citizens when it comes to criminal data transfers of personal information, such as names, addresses, criminal records,…

  • The General Data Protection Regulation – a light at the end of the tunnel ?

      The overhaul of the EU’s data protection rules, a crucial foundation for a successful Digital Single Market, is finally regaining momentum on its way to final adoption. The General Data Protection Regulation will have wide-ranging implications for citizens and businesses alike. The challenge is to give the citizens control over their data without impeding…

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