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Today β€” May 25th 2020Your RSS feeds

GDPR enforcement held back by lack of resources, report says

By Samuel Stolton

Enforcement of EU data privacy rules is being stifled by a lack of resources across national authorities, according to a new study published today (25 May), on the second anniversary of the EU's landmark general data protection regulation (GDPR).

First Dieselgate ruling by Germany’s top court set to flag legal clarity

By Christina Goßner

Germany's Federal High Court (BGH) will announce later on Monday (25 May) its first ruling in the Dieselgate emissions scandal, which is set to guide other courts and have a major impact on the entire auto industry. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Yesterday β€” May 24th 2020Your RSS feeds

Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

By Adam Satariano and Claire Moses

A Dutch court ruled a woman violated Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation after refusing to take down photos of her grandchildren from social media.

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Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

By Adam Satariano and Claire Moses

A Dutch court ruled a woman violated Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation after refusing to take down photos of her grandchildren from social media.

Dam Failure Threatens a Dow Chemical Complex and Superfund Cleanup

By Hiroko Tabuchi

Floodwaters surged toward Midland, Mich., and one of the nation’s most extensive toxic cleanup sites, raising concerns of a wider environmental fallout from the dam disaster.

Dam Failure Threatens a Dow Chemical Complex and Superfund Cleanup

By Hiroko Tabuchi

Floodwaters surged toward Midland, Mich., and one of the nation’s most extensive toxic cleanup sites, raising concerns of a wider environmental fallout from the dam disaster.

Volkswagen Settles Emissions Charges Against Two Managers

By Jack Ewing

The German carmaker will pay a relatively modest fine to resolve criminal cases involving the chairman and chief executive. They were accused of not warning shareholders about a looming scandal.

Germany still hesitating to link stimulus packages with climate targets

By Florence Schulz

France, the Netherlands and Austria want to put environmentally friendly conditions on aid for corporations. In Germany, companies themselves are calling for a climate stimulus package, yet Economy Minister Peter Altmaier is hesitating. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

By Tiffany Hsu and Roni Caryn Rabin

The company has faced thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients who claim that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, and that the company knew of the risks.

Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

By Tiffany Hsu and Roni Caryn Rabin

The company has faced thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients who claim that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, and that the company knew of the risks.

EU data watchdog β€˜very worried’ by Hungary’s GDPR suspension

By Samuel Stolton

The European Data Protection Board, the EU's umbrella organisation overseeing the application of EU data protection rules on the bloc, has voiced its concern over the suspension of EU data protection rights in Hungary.

Germany must become climate-neutral by 2038, says government advisory council

By Florence Schulz

The German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) presented on Thursday (14 May) its report on the state of the country's environmental policy. With Germany's carbon budget now almost exhausted, researchers urge stronger climate action in all areas. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Environmental NGOs launch appeal for green reconstruction

By Florence Schulz

An association of ten major European environmental organisations today (14 May) launched an appeal to the European Union to come up with a green and fair reconstruction plan. Today, the EU Parliament will vote on its position on this issue. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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