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Showing posts from April, 2011

Digital Agenda: new guidelines to address privacy concerns over use of smart tags

"Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment (PIA) Framework for RFID Applications", N.Kroes' speech and EU Comm's press release. From Kroes' speech: "This PIA Framework for RFID Applications constitutes an interesting model that could be used for other similar situations or areas, such as smart metering and online behavioural advertising." Annex III provides a list of possible privacy risks related to the use of the RFID.

EU Commission confirms it is investigating Deutsche Bahn for abuse of dominant position (also not an April fool)

"It has been alleged that Deutsche Bahn group, and in particular Deutsche Bahn Energie, the de facto sole supplier of electricity for traction trains in Germany, would be giving preferential treatment to the group's rail freight arm. The Commission officials were accompanied by their counterparts from the German competition authority", here.