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What if we could fight coronavirus with artificial intelligence? [Science and Technology podcast]

Analytics have changed the way disease outbreaks are tracked and managed, thereby saving lives. The international community is currently focused on the 2019-2020 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, first identified in Wuhan, China. Continue reading

Strengthening market surveillance of harmonised industrial products [EU Legislation in Progress]

Harmonised products represent 69 % of the overall value of industrial products in the internal market. However, a significant part of these products does not comply with harmonised EU rules. Continue reading

Video clips on mass surveillance and citizen rights

Written by Peter Ide-Kostic and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache Everything you need to know about your IT protection explained in two short videos: – Video 1: Risks, Opportunities and Mitigation Strategies – Video 2: Technology foresight, options for longer term security and privacy improvements After the accusations by Edward Snowden in 2013 concerning the illicit use of … Continue reading

Reaction to the Paris attacks

On 7th of January 2015 two Islamist terrorist gunmen attacked the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, killing 12 and wounding 11 persons. This started a manhunt lasting two days during which time a policewoman was killed in Paris. The situation escalated on 9th of January with hostages being taken on two … Continue reading

Mass Surveillance of IT users?

Written by Peter Ide-Kostic What are the risks and opportunities for European information society? Context After the strong accusations by Edward Snowden in 2013 concerning the illicit use of mass surveillance by the US government and its partners worldwide; the LIBE committee launched an enquiry. The final report confirmed that, according to all publicly available evidence … Continue reading

Ask EP – You asked, we answered

What was your EU topic of the year? In all probability we dealt with it. Check out the Ask EP review of 2014. At the end of this year, Ask EP will have treated some 10,000 letters and messages addressed to the European Parliament or its President. We receive these messages from all over Europe … Continue reading

Security of the Internet, including e-Government, cloud computing and social networks

As we become increasingly dependent on the internet for all aspects of our lives, how can Europe on the web work best while ensuring that everyone can trust online services? STOA has examined the latest technological advances with regard to the internet and information technologies in Europe. STOA is the Science and Technology Options Assessment … Continue reading

Big data: opportunities and privacy concerns

As datasets grow larger and increasingly complex, tools for processing them have become indispensable. However, their growing use has serious implications for privacy. Hence a heated debate has arisen over “big data”, with contrasting voices stressing either the gains or the risks involved and the difficulties in striking the right balance between the two. Sizeable … Continue reading

NSA surveillance of EU citizens

  3 other language versions available in pdf: NSA-Affäre: Was unternimmt das Europäische Parlament? Face à la surveillance par la NSA des citoyens européens, qu’a fait le Parlement européen? Wat heeft het EP gedaan aan het NSA-toezicht op EU-burgers? Citizens have been concerned about the US National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programmes since they were … Continue reading

EU-US trade agreement (TTIP / TAFTA)

In the context of the ongoing negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), citizens called for the Parliament to ensure transparent negotiations and to preserve European consumer and environmental standards. In view of the NSA surveillance revelations, they expressed particular worries about data protection and questioned the benefits of the planned agreement. Update … Continue reading

Does online surveillance violate fundamental rights of EU citizens?

In the wake of revelations of large-scale electronic surveillance by the American National Security Agency (NSA), concern has been growing about European participation in surveillance of EU citizens. According to studies conducted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), EU intelligence services often cooperate with the NSA and conduct their own legally questionable surveillance. On 4 July … Continue reading

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