Is Europe about to weaken encryption?

The French and German Interior Ministers called this week for EU legislation which could undermine the use of encryption in communication in Europe.  Worse still, a European Commission spokesperson appeared to endorse this proposal by stating that “encryption technology should not prevent law enforcement agencies or other competent authorities from intervening in the lawful exercise…

CCIA Met With Incoming Maltese Ministers Ahead Of EU Presidency

CCIA met with Maltese ministers in Valletta on October 20-21 to discuss Malta’s EU Presidency.  Malta will during the first half of 2017 steer EU Member States’ negotiations on important issues including copyright, audio-visual, telecoms, ePrivacy and data flows. CCIA Europe presented our recommendations when meeting with Emmanuel Mallia (Malta’s Minister for Competitiveness, Digital and…

CCIA, Industry Groups Encourage Swift Adoption Of Privacy Shield

Brussels, Belgium — CCIA and other members of the Industry Coalition for Data Protection (ICDP) today issued a joint statement to welcome the improved Privacy Shield text.  Privacy Shield will strengthen transatlantic data flows and provide legal certainty for European businesses and consumers.  It will moreover provide new safeguards which will also apply to other transatlantic…

CCIA co-hosts event, sends letter ahead of EU-China summit

CCIA Europe co-hosted a well-attended breakfast event today, September 23, on the EU’s engagement with China on digital trade issues.  The occasion is next week’s EU-China High Level Economic Dialogue in Beijing which see senior EU participation by Commissioners Malmstrom, Oettinger and Katainen. Wednesday’s event also presented a new joint letter to the three Commissioners…

EU and US Negotiators Close To Finalising A Safer “Safe Harbour”

Brussels — U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker met in Brussels Thursday with Vera Jourova, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality to revitalise negotiations on a framework for commercial data transfers. More than 3,000 European and U.S. companies use the 15 year old Safe Harbour framework for commercial data transfers.  Safe Harbour certification is…