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The GDPR: cybersecurity, anti-fraud, and why it is a work in progress

The GDPR: cybersecurity, anti-fraud, and why it is a work in progress
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This means that every individual, company or organisation that processes personal data from European citizens now has to comply to the same set of newly upscaled rules regarding the gathering, storage, and protection of user data. The regulation replaces an old directive dating back to 1995 and arguably could not come at a more significant […]

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Poland and the rule of law: financial sticks, political carrots?

Poland and the rule of law: financial sticks, political carrots?
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These include human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. Where the Commission was seriously concerned, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki claimed that the judicial reforms that were so heavily criticized in fact were “deeply needed”. Initially, Warsaw did not seem willing to make concessions and the probability of […]

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Selmayrgate: The European Commission’s House of Cards

Selmayrgate: The European Commission’s House of Cards
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Although some Commissioners were surprised, their initial reaction was nothing compared to that of the other institutions, Member States, and the media. Among other things, the situation has been said to undermine transparency, (gender) equality and the credibility of the EU. Some suggest Selmayr is simply not a popular person within the Brussels bubble, which […]

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