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.
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
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
The International League for Human Rights launched a law suit against the secret services and Federal Republic of Germany owing to the mass surveillance by NSA and others.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) appointed London Economics to undertake a study to objectively evaluate the potential implications of the draft proposals for a new EU data protection legislative framework for business.
On May 13, European Digital Rights published an article in which it stands against many amendments proposed by MEPs on the European Union’s data protection package.
While Privacy International welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation Privacy on the whole, it criticizes a number of weaknesses which have the potential to undermine severely the rights of individuals and therefore require clarification or improvement.