Worth reading : the final report by the EU High Level Expert Group on Information Systems and Interoperability (HLEG),

NB: The full version (PDF)  of the Report is accessible HERE On May 8th the (EU) High Level Expert Group on Information Systems and Interoperability (HLEG) which was set up in June 2016 following the Commission Communication on “Stronger and Smarter Information Systems for Borders and Security ” has published its long awaited 56 long pages Report… Continue reading Worth reading : the final report by the EU High Level Expert Group on Information Systems and Interoperability (HLEG),

Legal Frameworks for Hacking by Law Enforcement: Identification, Evaluation and Comparison of Practices

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF A STUDY FOR THE EP LIBE COMMITEE. FULL TEXT ACCESSIBLE  HERE   by Mirja  GUTHEIL, Quentin  LIGER, Aurélie  HEETMAN, James  EAGER, Max  CRAWFORD  (Optimity  Advisors) Hacking by law enforcement is a relatively new phenomenon within the framework of the longstanding public policy problem of balancing security and privacy. On the one hand,… Continue reading Legal Frameworks for Hacking by Law Enforcement: Identification, Evaluation and Comparison of Practices

Parliamentary Tracker : the EP incoming resolution on the EU-USA (so called) “Privacy Shield”…

  NOTA BENE : Below the text that will be submitted to vote at the next EP plenary. As in previous occasions the text is well drafted, legally precise and it confirms the high level of  competence that the European Parliament (and its committee LIBE) has developed along the last 17 years from the first… Continue reading Parliamentary Tracker : the EP incoming resolution on the EU-USA (so called) “Privacy Shield”…

The Mejiers Committee on the inter-parliamentary scrutiny of Europol

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON THE MEJIERS COMMITTE (*) PAGE  HERE Introducton Article 88 TFEU provides for a unique form of scrutiny on the functioning of Europol. It lays down that the [regulations on Europol] shall also lay down the procedures for scrutiny of Europol’s activities by the European Parliament, together with national Parliaments. Such a procedure… Continue reading The Mejiers Committee on the inter-parliamentary scrutiny of Europol

TELE2 SVERIGE AB AND WATSON ET AL: CONTINUITY AND …RADICAL CHANGE

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EUROPEAN LAW BLOG  (JANUARY 12, 2017) By Orla Lynskey   Introduction The CJEU delivered its judgment in Tele2 Sverige AB and Watson on 21 December 2016. The Court had been asked by a Swedish and British court respectively to consider the scope and effect of its previous judgment in Digital Rights Ireland… Continue reading TELE2 SVERIGE AB AND WATSON ET AL: CONTINUITY AND …RADICAL CHANGE

Threat to Human Rights? The new e-Privacy Regulation and some thoughts on Tele2 and Watson

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS by Matthew White, Ph.D candidate, Sheffield Hallam University Introduction In a follow-up to last Christmas’s post, on 10 January 2017, the European Commission released the official version of the proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (e-Privacy Regs). Just as the last post concerned the particular aspect of data… Continue reading Threat to Human Rights? The new e-Privacy Regulation and some thoughts on Tele2 and Watson

New ECJ ruling on data retention: Preservation of civil rights even in difficult times!

Original published here on 22. Dezember 2016 by Peter Schaar Translation – German version see here. The European Court of Justice has made a Christmas present to more than 500 million EU citizens. With its new judgment on data retention (C-203/15 of 21 December 2016) – the highest court of the European Union stresses the importance… Continue reading New ECJ ruling on data retention: Preservation of civil rights even in difficult times!

Data retention and national law: the ECJ ruling in Joined Cases C-203/15 and C-698/15 Tele2 and Watson (Grand Chamber)

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS Lorna Woods, Professor of Internet Law, University of Essex Introduction Today’s judgment in these important cases concerns the acceptability from a human rights perspective of national data retention legislation maintained even after the striking down of the Data Retention Directive in Digital Rights Ireland (Case C-293/12 and 594/12) (“DRI”)… Continue reading Data retention and national law: the ECJ ruling in Joined Cases C-203/15 and C-698/15 Tele2 and Watson (Grand Chamber)

‘I Travel, therefore I Am a Suspect’: an overview of the EU PNR Directive

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON  EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy BLOG By Niovi Vavoula, Queen Mary University of London According to the PNR (Passenger Name Record) Directive 2016/681 of 27 April2016, a series of everyday data of all air passengers (third-country nationals but also EU citizens, including those on intra-Schengen flights) will soon be transferred to… Continue reading ‘I Travel, therefore I Am a Suspect’: an overview of the EU PNR Directive

OPINION 1/15: AG MENGOZZI LOOKING FOR A NEW BALANCE IN DATA PROTECTION

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EUROPEAN LAW BLOG (OCTOBER 18, 2016) By Maxime Lassalle On 8 September 2016, Advocate General (AG) Mengozzi delivered his much awaited opinion on the agreement between Canada and the European Union on the transfer and processing of Passenger Name Record (PNR). It follows the European Parliament’s resolution seeking an Opinion from the… Continue reading OPINION 1/15: AG MENGOZZI LOOKING FOR A NEW BALANCE IN DATA PROTECTION