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Here is Europe’s Watergate and no one speaks about it

Here is Europe’s Watergate and no one speaks about it By Hartmut Seibel, Brussels – 10/11/2022 Government use of surveillance spyware:  MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld’s first report for the European Parliament’s inquiry committee is truly alarming for every European citizen but the European spyware scandal hardly gets any coverage! The EU Parliament’s Committee that...

The processing of personal health data by the Belgian public health service – is it legal?

The processing of personal health data by the Belgian public health service – is it legal? The processing of personal health data driven by the Belgian government – as of 2020 – may raise questions of GDPR compliance and, ultimately, the rule of law in Belgium By Hartmut Seibel, Brussels – 25/10/2022 The practice of...

ECB digital euro consultation ends with record level of public feedback – ECB and European Commission consensus on introduction of digital euro

ECB digital euro consultation ends with record level of public feedback – ECB and European Commission consensus on introduction of digital euro While the ECB’s analysis of the public feedback from the consultation is not yet available in January 2021 the officials in Frankfurt and in Brussels already seem to know that there is a...

Digital reality: Individual privacy in Europe has never been as deeply compromised – a status review from 2020

Digital reality: Individual privacy in Europe has never been as deeply compromised – a status review from 2020 Personal privacy in Europe is truly at stake in 2020. What if our governments and the EU institutions are missing the point? By Hartmut Seibel, Brussels – 23/10/2020 In light of the current corona crisis it is...