News stories posted during October 2014

Nominee for EU Commissioner on data protection questioned by European Parliament

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02/10/2014 by:

Vĕra Jourová, candidate for the post of EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, said in a European Parliament hearing yesterday that she would ‘strive for the adoption of the [data protection] reform package within the first si...

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DPAs meet in Mauritius: Big Data, surveillance burning issues

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16/10/2014 by:

The 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, taking place in Mauritius this week, discussed yesterday the role of Big Data in society and the threat of surveillance systems. Jacob Kohnstamm, Chairman of the...

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DPAs adopt resolution on enforcement cooperation

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16/10/2014 by:

Members of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners say that they will further enhance their enforcement cooperation by agreeing to develop a secure international information platform to share confidential...

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Some Mauritius Conference last day highlights

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17/10/2014 by:

Ethics, Fundamental Rights and Big Data was discussed yesterday at the 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. Some highlights: What is the motivation behind the risk? There is an analogy between chemistry and b...

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European Parliament’s LIBE committee: Buttarelli for EDPS post

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22/10/2014 by:

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee voted yesterday to nominate  Giovanni Buttarelli as top candidate for the post of European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). Buttarelli is currently Assistant Supervisor. The Committee would lik...

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