19 June 2018 – Ahead of the European Council on 28 and 29 June 2018 where European leaders will discuss about digital Europe, AEDH sent out an open letter to the President of the European Commission as well as to the Member States advocating for the adoption of ambitious decisions
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On 24 and 25 May 2018, the European Economic and Social Committee and civil society gather together to debate about “Citizenship, Democracy & Culture in a digitalized Europe”.
This was the opportunity to debate during 6 interactive workshops studying how citizenship, democracy and culture can develop
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) must be applied in all EU member states. However, until now, only Austria and Germany countries have adopted a law implementing this regulation. Now is the time to review this regulation, recall its principal contributions and its main weaknesses, and
Net neutrality is a principle that guarantees equal and non-discriminatory access to all content broadcasted on the net, regardless of the operator. This principle is essential insofar as operators could offer higher or lower rates, depending on what people are willing to pay, or even prohibit access to certain sites.
In 2006, a European Union Directive was adopted obliging telecoms and internet services providers to retain traffic and location data and other information for a period between six months and two years, which could be used to fight serious crime in the EU. The main aim of the directive was
In 2011, the European Commission launched a “smart borders” policy to improve border security in the European Union. This includes the use of automated border controls (ABC). Among these automated border control systems, there are four main information systems; SIS, Eurodac, ETIAS and EES. The latter, EES, will replace the
The e-Privacy regulation, on the electronic protection of privacy, under revision since 2016 following the adoption of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was voted on 19 October 2017 in LIBE committee of the European Parliament. Despite strong lobbyists’ efforts, the Commission finally voted in favor of measures that defend
On October 18th 2017, the National Assembly and the French Senate, with a strong majority, passed the Anti-Terror Law Bill. Such law marks the enshrinement of the emergency state in common law. Indeed, it allows assigning an individual to a perimeter equal to the municipality, to carry out searches, to
Last week, in Washington DC, took place the annual joint review of the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement, a review conducted by United States government officials, European Commission representatives and data protection authorities.
As a reminder, the Privacy Shield is an agreement adopted in 2016 between the United States and the
In July 2007, Mr Bărbulescu, a Romanian citizen, was dismissed for using his company e-mail services for personal purposes. He lodged a complaint with the Romanian court to challenge the dismissal on the ground that his employer violated his right to privacy by accessing the content of his private communications.