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Latvian Presidency in EU: the balance between human rights and technological progress should be found27.05.2015
Personal data protection is a matter that concerns us all. It is a fundamental right, since the right to the protection of personal data is closely related to the right to privacy. The Latvian Presidency emphasises the vital importance of finding the right balance between human rights on one hand, and needs driven by technological progress on the other, writes eu2015.lv.
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In a period from January 2013 to April 2015, the State Revenue Service (SRS) in Latvia carried out 123 inspections at electronic commerce companies. SRS established various violations in 119 of these companies, as the Service informed LETA.
During the General Affairs Council on 19 May in Brussels, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the Minister of State for EU Affairs of Hungary and the Chairman of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Szabolc Takacs, to discuss the new Data Protection Regulation, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
The opportunity of obtaining and submitting information online at various state registries is used at least once a week by 14% of respondents surveyed in Latvia, 26% – in Lithuania, and 35% – in Estonia, reports LETA, according to GfK CR Baltic's survey on the role of technology in people's daily life.
On May 18 in Brussels Latvian, Austrian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Dutch and Finnish Ministers for Defence with the heads of the European External Action Service, the European Defence Agency, and the EU Military Committee has signed a pledge to mitigate human-related risks in cyber space by launching the Cyber Hygiene initiative, reports eu2015.lv.
At the European Union's defence ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday, ministers of six states and the EU High Representative signed a cyber hygiene initiative, which provides a common basis and environment for educating public sector employees to avoid cyber threats, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The Prosecutor General's Office in Latvia has opened a criminal process on termination of the Skolas.lv school portal project.