Politics / Digital Agenda
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Politics: EC Vice-president for Digital Single Market on Czech Television: Czech Republic ranks 17th in EU in digital development, can do better. (updated)
The Czech Republic can improve its current position in digital performance if the public sector offers more services to people, said Andrus Ansip, the European Commission Vice-President for Digital Single Market in an interview for Czech Television on 7 October. On the one hand, Czech Republic lag...View more
Politics: Statement by EU Commissioner Věra Jourová on finalisation of EU-US negotiations on data protection "Umbrella Agreement"
"...Once in force, this agreement will guarantee a high level of protection of all personal data when transferred between law enforcement authorities across the Atlantic. It will in particular guarantee that all EU citizens have the right to enforce their data protection rights in US courts – as c...View more
Politics: Trade agreements and data flows. From hearings international trade, civil liberties committees.
The international trade and civil liberties committees held a hearing on June, 16th to discuss how to reconcile the need for data protection with trade agreements that boost business in the EU, an issue that has gained importance due to the upcoming reform of EU data protection rules... Panel dis...View more
Politics: Czech priorities for 2015-2016 Visegrad Group presidency
On 1 July 2015, the Czech Republic assumed presidency of the Visegrad Group. The priorities of cooperation include energy, digital agenda, and combating tax fraud and evasion, for example. View the Czech presidency programme in Czech and English....View more
Politics: JHA Council discusses Data Protection
On 5 and 6 December in Brussels, the justice and interior ministers of the EU held a meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council. Perhaps the most important issue on the agenda was the proposed Data Protection Regulation. The ministers reached an agreement on a partial general approach, that is ...View more