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Data exports: update in 2017

The latest announcement from the Article 29 Working Party on the US-EU Privacy Shield also suggests that there shouldn’t be any short-term surprises for those using the other justifications for exporting personal data to the USA. The European Court judgment that invalidated the Safe Harbor agreement in 2015 was concerned, among other things, with the […]

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Network and Information Security Directive – nearly done

[UPDATE: the Directive has now been published, with Member States required to transpose it into their national laws by 9 May 2018] The European Council has published the text of the Network and Information Security Directive recently agreed by its representatives and those of the European Parliament. This still needs to be “technically finalised” (in […]

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Network Neutrality and Network Security

A new EU law, created earlier this year, requires public network providers to ensure “network neutrality” – roughly, that every packet be treated alike unless there are legitimate reasons not to. The Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) has now published draft guidelines on how this will be implemented, in particular the circumstances […]