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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 29.05.2015, 19:14

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Latvian Presidency in EU: the balance between human rights and technological progress should be found

Latvian Presidency in EU: the balance between human rights and technological progress should be found

27.05.2015

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.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Internet, Legislation, Technology



Violations established in almost all Latvian e-commerce companies inspected by SRS

Violations established in almost all Latvian e-commerce companies inspected by SRS

25.05.2015

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.

Latvian MFA: the new data protection regulation will strengthen the right to privacy online

Latvian MFA: the new data protection regulation will strengthen the right to privacy online

20.05.2015

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.


Latvian residents use e-services less frequently than people in other Baltic States

Latvian residents use e-services less frequently than people in other Baltic States

19.05.2015

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.

Pledge signed to mitigate human-related risks in cyber space in EU

Pledge signed to mitigate human-related risks in cyber space in EU

19.05.2015

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.

18.05.2015

Estonia launches pan-European initiative for reducing cyber threats

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.

18.05.2015

Criminal case opened on terminated Skolas.lv project

The Prosecutor General's Office in Latvia has opened a criminal process on termination of the Skolas.lv school portal project.

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