Monthly Archives: July 2015

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The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) has published the study Access to Electronic Data by Third-Country Law Enforcement Authorities: Challenges to EU Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights, with a contribution by LSTS researcher Gloria González Fuster. Download it here (pdf).


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On 20 July 2015 the PHAEDRA II project consortium published its first deliverable: Authorities’ views on the impact of the data protection framework reform on their co-operation in the EU, authored by David Barnard-Wills and David Wright (Trilateral Research & Consulting LLP).

This report provides the findings from a series of interviews with senior representatives of EU data protection authorities (DPAs) in April-May 2015. Topics covered in the interviews include the main developments of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including the consistency mechanisms, one-stop shop, European Data Protection Board (EDPB), and their impact on cooperation between EU DPAs; challenges to co-operation and co-ordination between EU DPAs; cooperation and coordination regarding enforcement and the perspectives of the DPAs on the activities envisaged within the PHAEDRA II project – a repository of key DPA decisions, investigating the feasibility of a common approach to complaint handling, mapping enforcement powers and technology watch activities.

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The Centre for Direct Democracy Studies (CDDS), University of Białystok, Poland (UwB), together with the Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (VUB) and the Centre for Commercial Law (CCL), Bond University, Australia, are pleased to announce a call for papers for the upcoming fourth volume in the European Integration and Democracy series, devoted to transatlantic data privacy relationships as a challenge for democracy. Deadline for extended abstracts is 30 October 2015. Download the full call for papers here (pdf).