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Human rights and the propertisation of personal data

Human rights and the propertisation of personal data

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

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Electronic voting: a threat to democracy?

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

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What progress on the GDPR? The German implementation

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

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What progress on the GDPR? The work of the European Commission

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

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What progress on GDPR? The work of the Article 29 Working Party

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

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Paranoia and external borders: the willingness to achieve a total safety culture

Yesterday, the European Border and Coast Guard[1], tomorrow the establishment of an Entry/Exit System[2], 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

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WikiLeaks and “Vault 7”: a serious cause for concern

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

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