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Monday, 30.03.2015, 23:01
On 25-27 March 2015, the European Police College (CEPOL) conference „Cybercrime – Strategic level" took place in Latvian Jurmala. The aim of the conference was to improve cooperation and harmonize the investigative methods among law enforcement authorities of the EU Member States, as well as to improve public and private partnership and cooperation with the Eastern Partnership countries and EU candidate countries for combat against cybercrime, reported BC th the Ministry of the Interior.
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On March 25-26, 2015, during the conference “Cyber Defence in Europe” experts discussed cyber security issues and concluded that in contemporary security environment the role of the cyber defence should be adequately evaluated in Berlin, reported BC the Ministry of Defense.
On 26–27 March 2015, in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, during a conference organised by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Maris Rukers, a delegate from Latvia with pertinent expertise, presented Latvia's experience on the establishment of a single national system for registration of residents, the right to privacy and mechanisms for personal data protection and their importance – given the potential risks that arise when they are absent, reported BC the Latvian MFA.
Software created by the Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs Information Technology and Development Centre (SMIT) enables scanning documents of train passengers directly to a data information system starting March 2015 on the Tallinn-St Petersburg-Tallinn train route, which means that the handwritten lists that were used for border control for 20 years are finally replaced with a digital system, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The creation of a digital single market in Europe would give Latvian businessmen access to a market with half-a-billion customers, Economy Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) said in a press conference today, cites LETA.
Since the beginning of December 2014, more than 1,100 people have gained Estonia's e-residency; starting mid-April 2015, the registration becomes easier because one does not have to come to Estonia anymore to do so, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Riga High Tech University collaborates with GSVlabs to accelerate Latvian startups in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley-based accelerator GSVlabs and Riga High Tech University (RHTU) (Riga, Latvia) announce today a partnership to accelerate Latvian tech startups in Silicon Valley.
A sturdy plastic bomb shelter created by an Estonian military technology company has attracted worldwide interest and serious negotiations are ongoing with several countries, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht writes.
One of the Commission’s a priority is to create a Digital Single Market. However, there are some obstacles to remove in order to boost growth and create jobs in the sector. The College of Commissioners has had a first discussion on the EU Digital Strategy to be unveiled in May, and set out the main areas to focus on triggering real changes for consumers and businesses.
Latvian Saeima today approved in principle amendments to the Civil Procedure Law, proposed by the Justice Ministry, which stipulate switching to electronic auctions from July 1, 2015, reports LETA.
Over one half or 57% of Latvian residents use the Internet on a daily basis, according to the latest "DNB Latvia Barometer" survey, cites LETA.
The Lithuanian Film Centre (LKC) granted EUR 32,700 of state funding for the pre-production of two films. This concludes the first competition for state funding of 2015, the Centre reported BC.
Latvia came under about 400 cyber attacks in 2014, said State Police Chief Ints Kuzis during European Police College (CEPOL) conference on cyber crimes in Jurmala on March 25, reports LETA.
Estonian commercial television station TV3 bought Internet advertising company SmartAD, LETA/Äripäev.ee reports.
Estonian Finance Minister Maris Lauri introduced on Monday Estonia's transition to e-invoicing, development of the e-state procurement environment and e-Tax Board options to Slovenian Public Administration Minister Boris Koprivnikar, who expressed an interest in the development of the Estonian e-services, LETA/Delfi reports.