On May 29, 2017, a high-level EU Commission official and Politico reported that the primary objective of the first annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, to take place in September 2017, is not to obtain more concessions from the U.S. regarding Europeans’ privacy safeguards, but rather to monitor the current U.S. administration’s work and steer U.S. privacy debates to prevent privacy safeguards from deteriorating.
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On January 10, 2017, the European Commission announced the final elements of its long-awaited “digital single market” strategy for Europe. The announcement includes two new proposed EU regulations as well as a European Commission Communication.
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On September 8, 2016, Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued his Opinion on the compatibility of the draft agreement between Canada and the EU on the transfer of passenger name record data with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
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On May 26, 2016, the European Parliament approved a resolution calling for the European Commission to reopen negotiations with U.S. authorities regarding the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, and to implement the recommendations of the Article 29 Working Party’s draft adequacy decision on Privacy Shield.
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On May 17, 2016, the European Council adopted its position at first reading on the Network and Information Security Directive. The NIS Directive was proposed by the European Commission on February 7, 2013, as part of its cybersecurity strategy for the European Union, and is designed to increase cooperation between EU Member States on cybersecurity issues.
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