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The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has released the updated 2018 edition of the “Handbook on European data protection law”.

The recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/04/facebook-cambridge-analytica-user-data-latest-more-than-thought) raised once again concerns about the never ending dilemma between the power that social media giants have gained thanks to consumers’ personal data and the risks that misuse of this data can generate.

The European Commission has launched a call for experts for a group on liability and new technologies. The deadline for application is 30 April 2018.

New technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and the Internet of Things bring enormous opportunities in various fields (transport, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing). At the same time they could raise challenges related to liability, which is why the Commission wants to initiate a discussion on the way forward.

The main tasks of the Expert Group will be:

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A proposal for new EU regulation on e-privacy has entered the final stage of its approval process. If it becomes law many SMEs fear that their business models will be at threat. Also known as the “cookie law”, the new piece of legislation intends to regulate how businesses handle users’ personal data that are collected through websites and apps.

In the framework of the EU-funded actions for support to SMEs in standardisation by Small Business Standards (SBS), the European DIGITAL SME Alliance (DIGITAL SME) published an SME Guide for the implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 on information security management. ISO/IEC 27001 is the international standard for companies that need a robust approach to managing information security and building resilience.

In the framework of the EU-funded actions for support to SMEs in standardisation by Small Business Standards (SBS), the European DIGITAL SME Alliance (DIGITAL SME) published an SME Guide for the implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 on information security management.

On the 1st of February 2018, the Commission launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum. The Blockchain Observatory and Forum is going to be a powerful tool in order to better showcase key developments of the blockchain technology, promote European actors and reinforce European engagement with multiple stakeholders involved in blockchain activities.

On 29 December the Italian Budget Law for 2018 was published in the Italian Official Journal. The law at stake, which is probably one of the most relevant laws issued at the end of each year in Italy, contains some provisions that impact key elements of the forthcoming EU data protection framework – Regulation EU 2016/679 (“GDPR”)

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The European Commission has launched a call for applications to select members of the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG). Submission of application is until 17th September 2019.

 

Future Events

The 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019), will be held from August 26 to August 29, 2019 at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019

PROTECTIVE is co-organising the 2nd International Workshop on Cyber Threat Intelligence Management(CyberTIM 2019) as apart of the ARES 2019 conference in the UK on 26-29 August 2019.

26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019