French municipal elections 2020: How to obtain an electronic certificate for new mayors

Since the last municipal elections in France in 2014, IT security in public administration has become much tighter, and new…

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ePrivacy: why is there still no agreement on the new EU Directive?

The European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services has announced that a new draft of the Regulation concerning the respect for private life (ePrivacy) and the protection of personal data in electronic communications would be presented in the coming months. The aim of the new proposal is to finally reach a consensus between the Member States of the European Union…

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PSD2: keeping pace with digital transformation in payment services

The Payment Services Directive (PSD2) aims to harmonize the rules on payments within the European Union (EU), while taking into account the latest advances in technology. The legislation also introduces new security requirements. With more and more users expecting to make payments instantly on their mobile devices and by contactless, the directive seeks to “boost innovation, competition, and efficiency”, according…

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Cybersecurity Act: tackling the cyberthreat facing Europe more effectively

Members of the European Parliament approved the Cybersecurity Act on March 12, 2019, laying down a security certification scheme for products, processes, and services. MEPs also voted to adopt a resolution calling for EU-wide action against security threats brought about by the growth of Chinese technology in Europe. “This significant success will enable the EU to keep up with security…

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Sharing data in the public sector: how the EU is making it easier to access and re-use public data

EU negotiators reached an agreement on January 22, 2019, making it easier to share public sector data within the digital single market. The meeting aimed to develop a revised directive that will facilitate the availability and re-use of data in the public sector. The European Commission was keen to stress that data plays a vital role in today's economy, especially…

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How to make sure you’re compliant with the Market Abuse Regulation

The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) entered into force on July 3, 2016, with three main objectives. It seeks to ensure that the regulations develop at the same speed as the market. It strengthens the mechanisms to combat market abuse by laying down new requirements. And it is also intended to consolidate the power that regulators have to impose sanctions. But these…

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Protecting your data and your private life: USA vs EU

Patriot Act, Freedom Act, Cloud Act… all the various legislation that has been adopted in the United States over the past few years is worrying businesses in Europe. But are they right to be concerned? At a time when the digital revolution is accelerating at an enormous pace, everything rests on the solutions implemented by organizations. The decision to trust…

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GDPR & mobile working: new opportunities, new challenges

Perspectives - GDPR & mobile working With the GDPR entering into force on May 25, 2018, the issue of securing our devices when on the move has never been so important. Two experts share their insights on the threats we face and the way we can overcome them : Gérard Haas, lawyer and specialist in intellectual property and new technology…

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