Duarte Levy..

Freelance journalist

Commission launches case against UK over privacy and personal data protection

The Commission has opened an infringement proceeding against the United Kingdom after a series of complaints by UK internet users, and extensive communication of the Commission with UK authorities, about the use of a behavioural advertising technology known as ‘Phorm’ by internet service providers. The proceeding addresses several problems with the UK’s implementation of EU ePrivacy and personal data protection rules, under which EU countries must ensure, among other things, the confidentiality of communications by prohibiting interception and surveillance without the user’s consent. These problems emerged during the Commission’s inquiry into the UK authorities’ action in response to complaints from internet users concerning Phorm.

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Europe: 427.000€ to fight child abuse images distribution on the Internet

“The European Commission will provide up to 427.000€ of funding for the activities of a European Financial Coalition against child sexual abuse content on the Internet,” announced today Jacques Barrot, Vice-president of the European Commission in charge of Justice, Liberty and Security.

The coalition – led by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre (the UK’s dedicated policing organisation for protecting children from sexual exploitation) and funded by the European Commission, – is a public-private informal group including the police authorities, financial operators, internet service providers, NGOs and other partners, whose aim is to work together in the fight against child pornography.

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