Category: Europe’s

Europe’s top court strikes down flagship EU-US data transfer mechanism
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Europe’s top court strikes down flagship EU-US data transfer mechanism

A highly anticipated ruling by Europe’s top court has just landed — striking down a flagship EU-US data flows arrangement called Privacy Shield. “The Court of Justice invalidates Decision 2016/1250 on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-US Data Protection Shield,” it writes in a press release. The CJEU’s finding is that “the…

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New Normal? Europe’s Lockdown Takes Strange New Turn
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New Normal? Europe’s Lockdown Takes Strange New Turn

European cities have begun lifting lockdown restrictions for business after months of quarantine, but scenes taking place across the continent depict a “new normal” that would have seemed alien to people in pre-coronavirus Europe. On Monday, Italy began to ease its lockdown measures, some two months after the country became the epicentre for the coronavirus…

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How will Europe’s coronavirus contacts tracing apps work across borders?
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How will Europe’s coronavirus contacts tracing apps work across borders?

A major question mark attached to national coronavirus contact-tracing apps is whether they will function when citizens of one country travel to another. Or will people be asked to download and use multiple apps if they’re traveling across borders?Having to use multiple apps when travelling would further complicate an unproven technology which seeks to repurpose…

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Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP
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Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP

Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, set for a dual role in the next Commission, faced three hours of questions from members of four committees in the European Parliament this afternoon, as MEPs got their chance to interrogate her priorities for a broader legislative role that will shape pan-EU digital strategy for the next five years.…

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