Media Panorama

  • Legal Tech News Review Week 2-8 November 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    ePrivacy Draft Regulation amendment includes metadata processing Amid controversies and disagreements over the long-awaited ePrivacy Regulation, the German EU Council presidency has issued a new draft, including certain amendments in particular regarding the lawful conditions for the processing of metadata. According to a leaked text, the processing of electronic communication metadata by telecommunication providers may…

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  • Legal Tech News Review Week 19 October -1 November 2020, by Eleni Kozari

      EDPS comments on potential data mishandling by Europol in breach of its own Regulation   According to a letter dated on September 17, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) stated that Europol might have infringed its own data protection rules (as stipulated in the currently applicable Europol Regulation), by storing and processing personal data…

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  • Tech News Review week 27 September – 9 November 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Nuclear Power New nuclear engine concept could help realize 3-month trips to Mars https://newatlas.com/space/nuclear-thermal-propulsion-ntp-nasa-unsc-tech-deep-space-travel/ The new concept could lead to nuclear engines that reduce deep space mission times drastically, but they could even be deployed as compact nuclear power modules on earth for all kind of applications.   Biotech In Embryos, Crispr Can Cut Out…

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  • Tech News Review week 12-19 October 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Energy New solar panel design could lead to wider use of renewable energy: Designing solar panels in checkerboard lines increases their ability to absorb light by 125%, a new study says -- ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201008121326.htm Designing solar panels in checkerboard lines boosts their ability to absorb light by 125 percent; itis impressive how an established method…

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  • Legal Tech News Review Week 12-18 October 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    ICO fines British Airways £20m for 2018 data breach After the 2019 notice of intent to fine, the ICO has eventually fined British Airways (BA) £20m for data protection failures in the light of the data breach that the company faced in 2018. The breach concerned personal data, including financial data, of more than 400,000…

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  • Legal Tech News Review Week 5 - 11 October 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    CJEU rules on data retention by electronic communication providers for crime and national security purposes Following its previous judgements on the cases Tele2 Sverige and Watson and Others, regarding the retention of and access to personal data in the context of electronic communications, the Court has ruled about the lawfulness of legislation adopted by the…

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  • Legal Tech News Review Week 28 August 4 October 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    EU Commission’s envision of a European Digital Identity Constituting part of Commission’s presentation to the Council Telecommunications and Information Society Working Party, the Commission expressed its vision to develop an EU-wide electronic identification framework, aiming to ensure a ‘trusted and secure’ form of online identification for use in both public and private services. Acknowledging the…

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  • Legal Tech News Review Week 21-27 September 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    EU Committee on Legal Affairs about the AI in criminal law and its use by LEAs in criminal matters On 15 September 2020, the Committee on Legal Affairs published its 2020/2016 Opinion on the artificial intelligence in criminal law and its use by the police and judicial authorities (Law Enforcement Agencies-LEAs) in criminal matters. With…

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  • Legal Tech News Review Week 7-13 September 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    ICO issues Accountability Framework ICO has launched an Accountability Framework tool in order to facilitate organisations embed accountability into their daily business practice and culture. Acknowledging that data protection compliance is not ‘one size fits’ all, the tool aims to help any organisation, regardless of its size, in mapping the necessary compliance steps and actions.…

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  • Legal Tech News Review Week 31 August -6 September 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    UK’s Age Appropriate Design Code comes into force   On September 2nd, the Age Appropriate Design Code (or Children’s Code) came into force, mandating higher privacy and data protection threshold for children. Organisations that provide online services and/or products, which are likely to be accessed by minors up to age of 18, fall within the…

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