European Commission announces new GDPR certification

The European Commission has announced the launch of ‘Europrivacy’ – the first certification mechanism that demonstrates compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Europrivacy certification will specifically help data controllers and data processors certify that their processes are valid in all member states.   Find out more on the Commission’s website.  

Open letter against planned EU chat control

Legislation is being worked on that would require online service providers to automatically and indiscriminately monitor digital communications and data for potential child sexual exploitation material and automatically report suspicious users to law enforcement authorities. CEPIS proposes that, instead of relying on a technical solution that would enable surveillance on a massive scale, the European Commission should focus on measures such as prevention and victim protection.

New ENISA framework creates common cybersecurity skills recognition

A European Cybersecurity Skills Framework (ECSF) has been published by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA).  It aims to create a common understanding of the relevant roles and facilitate cybersecurity skills recognition. It will also function as a support to design cybersecurity-related training programs.  

EU data protection watchdog challenges Europol on its data handling

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has challenged Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, on ‘irresponsible’ handling of personal data. EDPS stresses that Europol’s processing of personal data implies severe risks for data subjects and that currently it is holding on to individuals’ data far longer than required.  EDPS has previously ordered Europol to …

Engage in CEPIS campaign for secure communications

Upon initiative of the CEPIS Legal and Security Issues (LSI) expert group, CEPIS recently began a campaign against plans to monitor all communications content in order to facilitate the investigation of crime that the European Commission has been considering.  

Register for the Annual Privacy Forum 2022

Registrations for the Annual Privacy Forum (APF) 2022 is open. As every year, CEPIS is partnering with the APF. Topics will focus on the emerging regulations under the European Data Strategy, rights of citizens and the role technologies.  

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