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  • law_blog_paul_breitbarth_on_facebook_-_the_schrems_case

    16 July: the most important date of the year (for privacy people, that is…)

    15 May 2020
    On Thursday, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published a long-awaited tweet: Case C-311/18 #Facebook Ireland & #Schrems – Judgment to be delivered on 16th July 2020 . This means that the Court in Luxembourg on 16 July will deliver its verdict in one of the most anticipated cases on privacy and data protection for years. The key question if the international flows of personal data can continue as we have come to do in recent years, or if major changes to the system are required. And that in turn may have an impact on many companies around the...
  • law_blog_lisa_waddington_disability

    Human rights, disabled people and Inclusive citizenship: planning for and beyond the corona virus and other emergency situations

    14 May 2020
    The Corona Virus crisis has led many people to reflect on aspects of citizenship and civil rights, ranging from personal privacy in the context of “corona apps” to the right to receive health care and medical treatment without discrimination. This blog examines two elements of citizenship which, in the context of the current crisis, are important for disabled people: access to public information and access to justice.
  • virtual_parlements_blog_thu_nguyen

    Virtual parliaments and the need for deliberation especially in times of pandemic

    7 May 2020
    On Tuesday, 7 April the Dutch Eerste Kamer approved an urgent bill digital decision-making for local authorities, de spoedwet digitale besluitvorming. The law ensures that municipal councils, provincial states, water boards as well as island councils will be able to take decisions digitally for as long as they cannot meet during the Corona crisis (it now applies until September, with a possible extension). The law does not, however, provide for possibility of digital decision-making for the national parliament in the Netherlands, i.e. the Tweede Kamer and Eerste...
  • law_gastblog_ecpc corona and privacy and health

    For a European management of the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

    1 May 2020
    The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, which has been hitting Europe hard for several months, has not been anticipated by anyone including the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 1 the core functions of which include surveillance of infectious diseases and epidemic intelligence. Governments of EU member states took action, which led some commentators to celebrate the return of nation states and the collapse of the EU.
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