Brussels, 19 July 2017 – A thousand billion euros is what the data of European citizens would be worth in 2020.
A precious source of value for business, personal data is the source of a conflict between consumers, ever more careful to the use of their personal data and the
The fiasco of the 2000 and 2004 American elections did not settle the issue of electronic voting. The 2004 presidential election victory by Georges W. Bush and the defeat of Al Gore had been characterised by incidents, casting doubt on the legitimacy of the winner: in poor neighbourhoods, some voting
On 27 April 2017, the Bundestag adopted a new law on data protection (Bundesdatenschutz –BDSG) replacing a law that entered into force more than 40 years ago. It aims to adapt the German legislation to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that enters into force in May 2018. Other more
Reforming data protection since 2012, the European Union adopts news tools to protect the right to privacy of European citizens. Initiated by the General Data Protection Regulation, work is continuing with the proposal for a Regulation on ePrivacy and electronic communicationIn January, the EC published a proposal of Regulation relating to the
Passed in April 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation has to be applied as of 25 May 2018. The Regulation aims to modernise the European data protection framework in order to take into account technological advances and to reduce juridical differences between the Member States. It replaces the Directive 95/46/EC.
The implementation in each
Passed in April 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation has to be applied as of 25 May 2018 after a two-year transition and replace Directive 95/46/EC. The Regulation aims to modernise the European data protection framework in order to take into account technological advances and to reduce juridical differences between the Member States.
Since the vote of the GDPR, which
Yesterday, the European Border and Coast Guard, tomorrow the establishment of an Entry/Exit System, the European Union keeps creating new instruments for border management. Facing an important increase of external border crossings, the European Union develops tools to facilitate and accelerate verification process. The European Commission recently presented a revised
7 March 2017 – The revelations of WikiLeaks of 7 March 2017 are a serious cause for concern. The NGO published a new batch of documents, “Vault 7”, about CIA surveillance techniques. AEDH considers that it is a serious and concerning violation of the right to privacy and protection of
To members of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
You are about to vote on the Proposal for a Regulation of Procedure of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES) to register entry and exit data and refusal of entry data
31 January 2017 – In the European Union, investing and prosecuting crime is a legitimate policy objective according to the EDPS . Recently this objective has been increasingly underlined because of the fight against terrorism which implies information sharing with third countries. Yet, the EU does not have a robust common framework in this field. This situation has become more and more unacceptable, especially since Snowden’s revelations concerning mass surveillance, particularly concerning exchanges with US.