European Commission, Thursday, October 30, 2014
More than 200 organisations and 400 cyber-security professionals from 29 European countries are testing their readiness to counter cyber-attacks in a day-long simulation, organised by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). In Cyber Europe 2014 experts from the public and private sectors including cyber security agencies, national Computer Emergency Response Teams, ministries, telecoms companies, energy companies, financial institutions and internet service providers are testing their procedures and capabilities against in a life-like, large-scale cyber-security scenario.
John Leyden, The Register, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Three in four cloud services do not conform to the current EU Data Protection Directive, according to a new study. Enterprise cloud visibility firm Skyhigh Networks found that nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of the cloud services used by European organisations do not meet the requirements of the current privacy regulations, with data being sent to countries without adequate levels of data protection. The transfer of personally identifiable information outside Europe meant many services were operating at odds with the EU Data Protection Directive.
Victoria Wagner Ross, Examiner.com, Sunday, October 12, 2014
The NSA Prism spying scandal risks undermining trust in U.S. cloud computing businesses, the EC's vice-president, Neelie Kroes, has warned in a speech today. Kroes also reiterated calls for "clarity and transparency" from the U.S. regarding the scope and nature of its surveillance and access to data on individuals and businesses living and conducting business in Europe.
John O'Connor, Mondaq, Saturday, October 11, 2014
It is the opinion of Michael McDowell, a former Irish Attorney General, and now a pre-eminent senior counsel (barrister) before the Irish Supreme Court that such exemptions are 'only lawful where such disclosure is required or mandated by reference to Irish law and is subject to the jurisdiction and control of the Irish courts'. The ability therefore of the US Government to obtain a warrant, subject to US domestic law, that has effect in Ireland may, it is argued, be a breach of Irish sovereignty.
Kirsten Fiedler, EDRi, Monday, September 15, 2014
Between 26 and 29 September, the annual Freedom not Fear (FNF) conference and barcamp will take place in Brussels. As every year, the action days are challenging the false dichotomy that better security comes at a price: the abandonment of our privacy rights.
Aoife White,Bloomberg, Monday, August 18, 2014
Google Inc. and other critics of a European Union court ruling that created a right to be forgotten on the Internet are exaggerating it to undermine a reform of data-protection rules, the EU’s justice chief said. Search engines such as Google “complain loudly” about the ruling and such critics are using “distorted notions of the right to be forgotten to discredit” a planned reform of EU data-protection rules that includes the right, Martine Reicherts, the EU’s justice commissioner, said today in a speech in Lyon, France.
Rene Millman, CloudPro, Monday, August 11, 2014
Only one in a hundred cloud providers is set to meet new requirements on data protection. That's according to research from Skyhigh Networks...
Simon Davies, The Privacy Surgeon, Monday, July 28, 2014
The ruling reflects an emerging Europe-wide position amongst regulators that Google’s business model must fundamentally change if the company is to achieve compliance with EU law.
Business Cloud News, Friday, July 25, 2014
The lack of guidance and clarity surrounding the new G-Cloud Security Approach and the recently changed Government Security Classifications will likely further hinder adoption of cloud services in the UK public sector...