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European Commission and other institutions were hit by a major cyber-attack

Not only the European Commission, but many other organizations of the European Union have been targeted by a cyberattack in March. A European Commission spokesperson confirmed that the European Commission, along with other European Union organizations, was hit by a cyberattack in March. The authorities did not disclose any details about the type of threat
Publish At:2021-04-07 03:35 | Read:194 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking EU European Commission hacking news in

GDPR: An impact around the world

A little more than one month after the European Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to extend new data privacy rights to its people, the governor of California signed a separate, sweeping data protection law that borrowed several ideas from GDPR, sparking a torch in a legislative data privacy trend that has now spanned at least 10 cou
Publish At:2020-04-01 17:18 | Read:1653 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Malwarebytes news Privacy Security world Argentin

70% of Europeans Aren’t Willing to Sacrifice Privacy for New Services, Survey Reveals

It’s 2017, which means we’re less than a year and a half out from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking full effect. The European Commission has a lot to do in the meantime. One of its most pressing objectives is to adapt the current rules, which are enshrined in European Union’s ePrivacy Directive, to the GDPR and thereby
Publish At:2017-01-09 01:10 | Read:5545 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Confidenti

Europe to Push New Security Rules Amid IoT Mess

The European Commission is drafting new cybersecurity requirements to beef up security around so-called Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as Web-connected security cameras, routers and digital video recorders (DVRs). News of the expected proposal comes as security firms are warning that a great many IoT devices are equipped with little or no security pro
Publish At:2016-10-09 05:15 | Read:6134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Bruce Schneier Catherine Stupp Dahua Euractive.com Eur

European Commission tells citizens to stop using Facebook

European Commission tells citizens to stop using Facebook Yesterday was a very important day for privacy and data protection in Europe.  It was the day that Max Schrems was able to present arguments in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) with regards to the US surveillanc
Publish At:2015-03-25 17:40 | Read:5045 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_legal News_politics News_privacy News_s

Draft General Data Protection Regulation – where it went wrong.

Draft General Data Protection Regulation – where it went wrong. Last week a coalition of NGOs issued a report on the latest changes to the draft General Data Protection Regulation made by the Council of Europe titled “Data Protection Broken Badly”.  The eight page doc
Publish At:2015-03-11 17:10 | Read:3865 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_legal News_politics News_privacy counci

Democracy is dead – long live the Commission!

Democracy is dead – long live the Commission! Democracy in Europe is dead. I make no comment about the US, but doubt that it is very different.In Europe we have an elected European Parliament. It tries hard, but has about as much potency as a eunuch in a house of screaming hellcats. Th
Publish At:2015-01-28 21:20 | Read:4134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_politics Ne

Google grapples anew with EC in the search/advertising antitrust swamp

In a surprise move, the European Commission has poked the sleeping dragon by yet again reopening a four-year antitrust investigation into Google's search and advertising business.In addition, the EC might open a separate investigation into Google's Android mobile operating system. The long-running investigation dates to November 2010, when Joaquin Almunia,
Publish At:2014-09-10 15:00 | Read:5727 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Google Law & order advertising antitrust EC EU Euro