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Personal data protection: EU Member States lagging behind?

Personal data protection: EU Member States lagging behind?

25 May 2018, the deadline for the implementation of the GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, in all EU countries, is getting closer, yet one cannot but notice that only Germany and Austria comply with the text. The European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH) is surprised that the

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e-Privacy Regulation: A first step towards the protection of privacy?

e-Privacy Regulation: A first step towards the protection of privacy?

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

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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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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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AEDH position on EES

27 february 2017 – 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

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“Safe Harbor”: the CJEU gives back all rights to the protection of personal data.

“Safe Harbor”: the CJEU gives back all rights to the protection of personal data.

06 October 2015 – AEDH Press release : Less than two weeks after the publication of the opinion of the Advocate General Yves Bot, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) sent Tuesday, October 6, 2015, a clear message to the European Commission, the EU Member States, multinationals and the US government: personal data protection and privacy are citizens’ fundamental rights which must be respected and guaranteed, even in an economy of personal data or in the context of the fight against terrorism. It was forbidden through an agreement concluded in 2000, the Safe Harbor, which allows the transfer of personal data from the EU to the United States.

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“Safe Harbor”: the CJEU gives back all rights to the protection of personal data

07 october 2015 – Less than two weeks after the publication of the opinion of the Advocate General Yves Bot, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) sent Tuesday, October 6, 2015, a clear message to the European Commission, the EU Member States, multinationals and the US government: personal data protection and privacy are citizens’ fundamental rights which must be respected and guaranteed, even in an economy of personal data or in the context of the fight against terrorism. It was forbidden through an agreement concluded in 2000, the Safe Harbor, which allows the transfer of personal data from the EU to the United States.

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“Safe Harbor”: the CJEU gives back all rights to the protection of personal data

06 October 2015 – AEDH Press release : Less than two weeks after the publication of the opinion of the Advocate General Yves Bot, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) sent Tuesday, October 6, 2015, a clear message to the European Commission, the EU Member States, multinationals and the US government: personal data protection and privacy are citizens’ fundamental rights which must be respected and guaranteed, even in an economy of personal data or in the context of the fight against terrorism. It was forbidden through an agreement concluded in 2000, the Safe Harbor, which allows the transfer of personal data from the EU to the United States.

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