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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


The European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson has presented legislation 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.

Report outlines steps to join digital and green transitions


A recent Joint Research Centre foresight report has discovered that, while digital solutions can significantly help with environmental issues such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they can add their own burden on the environment. The report points out the main requirements that the EU must implement to ensure the green and digital transitions do not …

DESI 2022 published


The European Commission has published the results of the 2022 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). The Index measures EU Member States’ progress of different aspects of the digital world.  Overall, Member States have made significant progress in digitalisation. However, closing the digital skills gaps remains a major challenge.

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