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EU-US data transfers: Why Safe Harbour 2.0 may just be an empty shell

EU-US data transfers: Why Safe Harbour 2.0 may just be an empty shell
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Author: Justine Chauvin Do you know Max Schrems, the Austrian privacy activist that decided to fight for our rights not to have our personal data intercepted by the NSA? Thanks to his decision to file a lawsuit against Facebook for violating privacy rules, the ECJ ruled last October in his favour, invalidating the Safe Harbour […]

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EU-PNR directive: Overlooking EU fundamental rights will not make Europe safer

EU-PNR directive: Overlooking EU fundamental rights will not make Europe safer
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Author: Justine Chauvin Simply put, the EU-PNR Directive would oblige airline carriers operating extra-EU flights (and probably even intra-EU flights) to transfer flight passengers’ data to EU member states’ national security and law enforcement agencies. The data collected, containing plethora of personal information, will be stored for 5 years (the first 6 months without being […]

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What does the internet mean?

What does the internet mean?
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Author: Justine Chauvin On 27 October 2015, the European Parliament approved the Telecoms Single Market (TSM) regulation, which is supposed to set Net Neutrality rules across all EU member states. Net Neutrality can be defined as a non-discrimination principle stipulating that data packets should be treated equally by Internet services providers (ISPs), regardless the provenance, content, […]

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