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Whenever you open a bank account, join a social networking website or book a flight online, you hand over vital personal information such as your name, address, and credit card number. What happens to this data? Could it fall into the wrong hands? What rights do you have regarding your personal information? Under EU law, personal data can only be gathered legally under strict conditions, for a legitimate purpose. Every day within the EU, businesses, public authorities and individuals transfer vast amounts of personal data across borders. Therefore, common EU rules have been established to ensure that your personal data enjoys a high standard of protection everywhere in the EU. The EU's Data Protection Directive also foresees specific rules for the transfer of personal data outside the EU to ensure the best possible protection of your data when it is exported abroad.

International : Banques : le droit de regard américa La société privée Swift refuse aux États-Unis l'accès aux données bancaires des citoyens de l'UE. Le Parlement doit se prononcer. Les États-Unis et les polices d'une grande partie de l'Europe se sont lancés mercredi dans une course contre la montre pour sauver au Parlement européen ce qu'ils considèrent comme l'une des armes les plus efficaces de la lutte antiterroriste : un droit de regard, concédé au renseignement américain, sur toutes les transactions interbancaires menées à l'intérieur du Vieux Continent. L'œil que Washington garde sur les mouvements entre des centaines de millions de comptes européens est depuis longtemps dans le collimateur d'eurodéputés de tous pays et de tous bords. Ils s'inquiètent d'une intrusion excessive, incontrôlée et de surcroît étrangère dans la vie privée de leurs électeurs. «Une tragique erreur» Le 30 novembre, c'était aussi la veille de l'entrée en vigueur du traité de Lisbonne.

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Welcome! — EuroPriSe - European Privacy Seal Google details troubles it and others face meeting right to be forgotten requests Google has outlined the complexities and costs it faces when handling European 'right to be forgotten' requests, throwing a spotlight on the difficulties smaller rivals may face with the process. The last thing Google wanted when the EC proposed including a 'right to be forgotten' in data protection legislation back in 2012 was for such a law to apply to search engines. Publishers, yes; hosting platforms, not really; search engines definitely not, appeared to be its stance. Now, thanks to a ruling by the European Court of Justice handed down in May, Google is having to contend with the introduction of just such a right. After starting to process the first 'right to be forgotten' requests in June, it set out in a letter to Europe's privacy watchdogs this week the difficulties it's faced, including the "significant hiring effort" it had to undertake to handle the requests. Because requests are not automated, processing them has cause Google to draft in new workers.

Security Applications for Converging Technologies; impact on the U bent hier:Home Publicaties Onderzoek en beleid Security Applications for Converging Technologies Publicatiegegevens Inhoudsopgave: Preface Abbreviations used Summary IntroductionNanotechnologyBiotechnologyInformation technologyCognitive sciencesNBIC convergenceRelevance of converging technologies for security applicationsScenarios for the application of converging technologies in the security sectorMajor trends and social and normative impact assessmentConclusionsAddendum: The trends and the normative framework of the Dutch criminal law Samenvatting (in Dutch) References Appendices on project organisation Appendices on the web survey results Auteur(s): Teeuw, W.B. Organisatie: WODC, Werkgroep Convergerende Technologieën (ministeries van Justitie en BZK), Tilburg Institute for Law Technology and Society (TILT), MESA+ Instituut voor Nanotechnologie Plaats uitgave: The Hague Uitgever: Jaar van uitgave: Reeks: Onderzoek en beleid 269 Type rapport: Eindrapport Signatuur: Ra 13.633 Bestelinformatie:

Le PDG de SWIFT déclare au Parlement européen que les principes SWIFT CEO Lázaro Campos told EU Parliamentarians today, "whatever the outcome of the current discussions about the use of data for counter-terrorism purposes, what we must not jeopardize are the protections which exist today for citizens' data, the certainty of the legal framework within which companies operate and the commercial level playing field." Mr Campos was also keen to emphasise that the debate is not about SWIFT, but about how Europe plans to cooperate with the US for counter-terrorism purposes. "SWIFT is affected by this debate but should not be singled out nor treated differently from any other European company," said Mr Campos. Mr Campos was speaking at a joint hearing of the EU's LIBE and ECON committees on a new interim agreement under which the US will gain access to European financial messaging data necessary to the US Treasury Department's (UST) Terrorist Finance Tracking Program. Lázaro Campos, CEO, SWIFT The matters we are discussing are of universal importance.

Entender el futuro: la evolución de las bases de datos Es sin duda uno de los temas más provocativos y que más me está llamando la atención del análisis de la tendencia que está suponiendo el fenómeno Big data en los estamentos empresariales: la enorme dificultad para entenderlo sin bajar hasta la sistemática que lo sustenta. Un tema sin duda relevante: mientras se intente explicar Big data ”recetando” como fórmulas mágicas los informes de analistas como Forrester, McKinsey, Gartner, etc. o recurriendo a casos de aplicación, el directivo medio no será capaz de entender lo que realmente subyace detrás de este mundo, y mucho menos, sus posibilidades. ¿De qué hablamos realmente? Suena intimidatorio, pero espera, no desconectes todavía :-) Vamos a intentar aproximarnos al concepto: las bases de datos basadas en SQL (Structured Query Language, o lenguaje de consulta estructurado) es lo que la gran mayoría de los usuarios conocen. ¿El problema? En cierto sentido, para entender el tema es preciso “desaprender”.

Images 5 more things we've learned about the right to be forgotten Social by Jimmy Nicholls| 04 August 2014 Problems abound as Google tries to comply with ECJ ruling. The right to be forgotten has been a continuing source of trouble for Google since the European Court of Justice ruled that the search engine was obliged to remove links deemed "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant". According to a letter written to the Article 29 Working Party, the EU's data protection group, Google has received more than 91,000 removal requests so far. 1) More than half of the URLs submitted have been removed Google has three responses to requests: accept, reject or demand more information. 2) People are already trying to game the system As many predicted when news of the ruling came through, Google is having problems mediating between legitimate claims and fraudulent ones. 3) It affects countries within the European Union (EU) or European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) 4) It won't share details with other search engines - because of data security Share:

WODC Le Parlement européen, protecteur des libertés publiques - Couli Le Parlement européen a fermement rappelé aux Etats membres de l’Union que les impératifs de la lutte contre le terrorisme ne justifient pas les atteintes aux libertés publiques : jeudi 11 février, les eurodéputés ont posé leur véto, par 378 voix - socialistes, libéraux, verts, gauche radicale et une partie des conservateurs - contre 196 et 31 abstentions, à la ratification de l’accord « SWIFT » conclu le 30 novembre 2009 entre l’Union et les Etats-Unis parce qu’il portait atteinte à la vie privée des citoyens européens. Washington n'a guère apprécié, mais les partenaires de l'Union doivent s'habituer à vivre avec un Parlement qui entend jouer pleinement son rôle en matière d'accords internationaux, à l'image du Congrès américain. A la différence du Parlement français qui n'est qu'une chambre d'enregistrement. • SWIFT, c’est quoi ? Il s’agit d’une société de messagerie financière américaine, mais de droit belge, qui gère les • Pourquoi SWIFT intéresse-t-il les services américains ?

The Data Science Venn Diagram Posted: September 30th, 2010 | Author: drewconway | Filed under: Philosophy of Data | Tags: data, data science, visualization | 9 Comments by Drew Conway Last Monday I—humbly—joined a group of NYC’s most sophisticated thinkers on all things data for a half-day unconference to help O’Reily organize their upcoming Strata conference. The break out sessions were fantastic, and the number of people in each allowed for outstanding, expert driven, discussions. As I have said before, I think the term “data science” is a bit of a misnomer, but I was very hopeful after this discussion; mostly because of the utter lack of agreement on what a curriculum on this subject would look like. What is clear, however, is that one needs to learn a lot as they aspire to become a fully competent data scientist. How to read the Data Science Venn Diagram The primary colors of data: hacking skills, math and stats knowledge, and substantive expertise

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