Tag Archives: data protection

Europe: European Commission survey finds that data protection remains a major concern for EU citizens

By Patrick van Eecke and Mathieu Le Boudec A recent survey commissioned by the European Commission reveals that data protection remains an important concern for EU citizens. Key findings of the survey are that: Control over personal data More than eight out of ten respondents feel that they do not have complete control over their … Continue Reading

Europe: One step closer to European Privacy Regulation?

On 15 June 2015, EU Justice and Home Affairs ministers have reached a general approach on the General Data Protection Regulation at their Council meeting (the document can be consulted here). This means that, more than three years after the Commission’s initial proposal and more than one year after the European Parliament adopted its position, … Continue Reading

EUROPE: Security and privacy must go hand in hand, not head-to-head, says European Privacy Supervisor

by Patrick Van Eecke & Julie De Bruyn At a 29 April Cybersecurity and Privacy conference in Brussels, Keynote Speaker and recently appointed European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Giovanni Buttarelli was given the opportunity to comment on his 5-year strategy, published last month. Particular attention was paid to cybersecurity and the challenges posed by it … Continue Reading
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