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Latest Developments in The World of Data Protection and Internet Regulation

Latest Developments in The World of Data Protection and Internet Regulation

Reading and analysing in the world of Internet regulation, a fast pace marathon :

– “Privacy Shield 2.0”? – First Reaction by Max Schrems

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  • The Digital Markets Act: ensuring fair and open digital markets – “The European Union has opened a new chapter in antitrust enforcement for the digital economy, adopting a raft of new rules designed to clamp down on abuses by some of the world’s largest tech firms.

In a deal brokered Thursday evening, officials from the European Parliament, Council and Commission concluded 15 months of intense negotiations on a new rulebook for Big Tech giants operating in the European market, the Digital Markets Act.”

  • Shaping Europe’s digital future – The Data Act is a proposed Regulation harmonising rules on fair access to and use of data. It will play a key role in the digital decade, helping to shape the rules for the digital economy and society. 

The Data Act is part of the overall European strategy for data, and complements the Data Governance Regulation of November 2020 by clarifying who can create value from data and under which conditions. It will also introduce rules concerning the use of data generated by devices connected to the Internet of Things.

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  • Subject: US Customs and Border Protection gaining access to EU biometric databases – The US administration plans to subject travellers entering on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to new biometric data requirements. Under a ‘comprehensive secure travel partnership’, VWP partners will give the relevant US border security authorities access to EU databases containing fingerprints and/or facial images. In return, the authorities of those countries will also be allowed to access US databases.

1. What organisational and legal issues does the Council think Member States could encounter as a result of the comprehensive secure travel partnership, and what conclusion has it come to after examining these?

2. As things stand, which EU databases (such as the common biometric database) or networked information systems (such as the Prüm Decision or ‘Prüm II’) would the US authorities be allowed to access to consult biometric data under the comprehensive secure travel partnership, and to what extent would the ‘hit/no hit’ principle apply?

3. Which US databases would EU authorities gain access to under the comprehensive secure travel partnership?