CEPIS suggests improvements on amendment to eIDAS regulation

CEPIS Legal and Security Issues expert group has produced a position paper on the version of the eIDAS regulation as published after the trilogue. It aims to provide a short analysis of the improvements in 3 problematic areas and the remaining deficiencies and corresponding open issues. It concludes with some proposals for improvements possible at this point in time.

Why CEPIS Welcomes Amendments to EU’s Rules Combatting Child Sexual Abuse

We are a step closer to protecting the rights of people in Europe to confidential and secure digital communication, after a committee in the European Parliament has amended the proposed new rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse, removing provisions that would have seen indiscriminate surveillance of the content of all communications. Explore our thoughts on the matter!

Social engineering the theme of Cybersecurity Month 2023

This October, cybersecurity has been in the spotlight, due to the European Cybersecurity Month. This year’s focus falls on social engineering – the phenomenon of scammers trying to manipulate people into performing actions online or giving sensitive and/or personal information that is then used for malicious reasons.

German government proposes rights to access to more data for research

Recently, the German government submitted a proposal to the European Council in which an explicit right to access data for research of substantial public interest would be possible. This right would allow researchers to request access to data from companies, e.g. production data, sensor data, among others, some of which could be deemed ‘trade secrets’.

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