The European Union: Online Privacy
Social media influences our political behaviour and puts pressure on our democracies, new JRC report finds
A new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), published on 27 October, identifies key pressure points that shape social media’s impact on our democracies.
Posted: October 27, 2020, 11:15 am
Coronavirus: EU interoperability gateway goes live, first contact tracing and warning apps linked to the system
To exploit the full potential of contact tracing and warning apps to break the chain of coronavirus infections across borders and save lives, the Commission, at the invitation by EU Member States, has set up an EU-wide system to ensure interoperability – a so-called ‘gateway'.
Posted: October 19, 2020, 11:52 am
Fighting child sexual abuse: Commission proposes interim legislation to enable communications services to continue detecting child sexual abuse online
The Commission has proposed an interim Regulation to ensure that providers of online communications services can continue detecting and reporting child sexual abuse online and removing child sexual abuse material.
Posted: September 10, 2020, 10:46 am
Interim Regulation on the processing of personal and other data for the purpose of combatting child sexual abuse
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a temporary derogation from certain provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of technologies by number-independent interpersonal communications service providers for the processing of personal and other data for the purpose of combatting child sexual abuse online.
Posted: September 10, 2020, 9:30 am
Coronavirus: An EU approach for efficient contact tracing apps to support gradual lifting of confinement measures
EU Members States, supported by the Commission, have developed an EU toolbox for the use of mobile applications for contact tracing and warning in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This is part of a common coordinated approach to support the gradual lifting of confinement measures, as set out in a Commission Recommendation last week.
Posted: April 16, 2020, 10:00 am
The Commission has issued a recommendation on a common Union toolbox for the use of technology and data to combat and exit from the COVID-19 crisis, in particular concerning mobile applications and the use of anonymised mobility data.
Posted: April 8, 2020, 7:23 am
In times when cities are looking to digital solutions to tackle a growing range of interconnected challenges, a number of organisations representing European cities have recently taken the initiative to find a common ‘European way’ for the digital transformation of sustainable cities and communities by ensuring data and technological sovereignty in the European Union. The European Commission and the Committee of the Regions support the initiative.
Posted: December 17, 2019, 3:34 pm
Policy makers and implementers, Data Protection Authorities, industry, consultants, researchers, NGOs and as well as civil society are invited to submit their opinions and interpretation papers.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 4:31 pm
As part of the Digital Single Market strategy, the new Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data, which has started to apply in the Member states, will allow data to be stored and processed everywhere in the EU without unjustified restrictions. Today's guidance aims to help users – in particular small and medium-sized enterprises – understand the interaction between these new rules and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - especially when datasets are composed of both personal and non-personal data.
Posted: May 29, 2019, 10:36 am
Guidance on the Regulation on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Guidance on the Regulation on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union - COM(2019)250
Posted: May 29, 2019, 9:45 am
The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) is the main event of the European Big Data and Data-Driven Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research and Innovation community.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 9:10 am
Today the European Commission published a new study, the eGovernment benchmark report 2018, which demonstrates that the availability and quality of online public services have improved in the EU. Overall there has been significant progress in respect to the efficient use of public information and services online, transparency of government authorities' operations and users' control of personal data, cross-border mobility and key enablers, such as the availability of electronic identity cards and other documents.
Posted: November 22, 2018, 12:45 pm
The European BigData@Heart project invites you to an online webinar on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and data privacy in big data health research.
Posted: October 11, 2018, 8:26 am
The VisiOn project makes it easier to check that public administrations are storing personal data responsibly.
Posted: September 14, 2018, 7:45 am
The European Parliament and the Council reached a political agreement to update the EU's telecoms rules. The new European Electronic Communications Code, proposed by the Commission, will boost investments in very high capacity networks across the EU, including in remote and rural areas.
Posted: June 6, 2018, 7:56 am
Ahead of the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission has presented a set of concrete actions that European leaders can take to protect citizens' privacy and make the EU's Digital Single Market a reality before the end of 2018.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 10:15 am
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Completing a trusted Digital Single Market for all
Posted: May 15, 2018, 9:30 am
This study aimed at collecting evidence on the impacts of the Database Directive in support of the Evaluation Report on the Database Directive, published by the European Commission on the 25th of April as part of the third data package.
Posted: April 25, 2018, 10:00 am
The European Commission (DG CONNECT), ENISA and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) are organising this year's forum and are inviting papers presenting original work on the themes of data protection and privacy and their repercussions on technology business, government, law, society, policy and on law enforcement. An inter-disciplinary approach is high in demand to contribute to bridging the gap between research, business models and policy, much like proposing new models and interpretations are. Deadline for submission is 18 April 2018.
Posted: April 5, 2018, 8:31 am
This European Data Protection Supervisor initiative aims to promote privacy engineering. If you can develop a useful and user-friendly mHealth application whilst implementing the data protection by design and by default principle, as required under the GDPR, you can win up to €20,000. Apply before 3 August.
Posted: April 3, 2018, 7:33 pm
ICT 2018 will include a 5 000m² exhibition area showcasing the best accomplishments and pioneering results of EU funded research and innovation actions.
Posted: March 30, 2018, 10:00 am
A central element of the ICT 2018 event are the networking sessions which complement the conference programme and the exhibition. The networking sessions are organised by stakeholders attending ICT 2018 and aim to boost exchanges between all participants.
Posted: March 30, 2018, 9:33 am
The H2020 Project Clustering Workshop, organised by the ReCRED project, took place in Athens on January 31st, 2018. Its main objective was to bring together 25 EU-funded projects in the fields of cybersecurity, access control, privacy and trust in e-Services and showcase either the complementarity of the proposed solutions, or their different implementations thereby comparing their efficiency and usability.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 6:17 pm
The NGI initiative will be present at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, held in Barcelona from 26 February to 1 March. From 26 to 28 February, the NGI booth at 4 Years From Now (4YFN) will provide more information about this ambitious initiative. A panel discussion will be held on Monday, 26 February from 12:30 to 13:30 at 4YFN where the exciting NGI Awards 2019 will be launched. An interactive NGI session at the Mobile World Capital booth in the heart of the MWC will take place on Tuesday, 27 February from 16:30 to 17:30 to discuss 'Will privacy enhancing business models drive the NGI?'.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:28 pm
The online advertising explosion is raising serious data privacy and security concerns.The EU-funded TYPES project ‘protects individuals’ privacy while empowering them to control how their data is used by service providers for advertising purposes,’ says Rosa Araujo, project coordinator for the EU-funded initiative. ‘By raising end user trust and advertiser transparency, all stakeholders of the advertising ecosystem stand to benefit.’
Posted: February 15, 2018, 4:00 pm