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Huge wine frauds uncovered in Europe; Legal proceedings

Fresh allegations have emerged in a major wine fraud investigation underway at Spain’s top criminal court, the Audencia Nacional. The inquiry centers on the involvement of two of Spain’s ... Read More
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Norway data protection authority temporarily bans use of coronavirus tracking app

Norway’s data inspectorate has banned the use of a public health application to control the spread of COVID-19 over data protection concerns. The application Smittestopp “collects large amounts of ... Read More

Mastercard and Visa lose legal round in Europe over swipe fees

Wednesday, the highest court in the U.K. upheld a 2018 ruling by a lower court, the Court of Appeal, that payments firms Visa and Mastercard had restricted competition for ... Read More
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TikTok faces scrutiny from EU watchdogs over Data practices

TikTok, ByteDance Ltd.’s social media app, is facing broader scrutiny over its privacy policies, following a decision by the European Union’s data protection chiefs to coordinate potential investigations. Wednesday’s ... Read More

INTERPOL launches awareness campaign on COVID-19 cyberthreats

In response to the rapidly changing cybercrime landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic, the global law enforcement and cybersecurity communities have formed an alliance to protect the public. Harnessing the ... Read More
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Beyond the pandemic – What will the criminal landscape look like after Covid-19?

New Europol report assesses the impact of the pandemic on serious and organised crime across three phases. Based on criminal information from investigations in the Member States, Europol is ... Read More
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European Data Protection Board adopts further COVID-19 guidance

During its 23rd plenary session, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted guidelines on the processing of health data for research purposes in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak ... Read More
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Coronavirus: Call for single EU tracking app with data protection

Europe’s data protection watchdog has called for a single coronavirus app to be used across the EU, instead of every country making its own. Several countries are developing tracking ... Read More
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How criminals profit from the COVID-19 pandemic

Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, has published a report about the latest developments of COVID-19 on the criminal landscape in the EU. In accordance with the Europol’s ... Read More
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Coronavirus adds an extra layer of challenge to health data under the GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has very strict conditions regarding the collection and handling of sensitive health data; these terms remain in effect even as Europe adopts ... Read More
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