LIBE I Factsheet

Fact Sheet

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs I

European Economic Area (EEA): It is a free trade zone created in 1994, composed of the states of the EU together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC): The Centre aims at improving the coordination of research and innovation in cybersecurity in the EU. It will also be the EU’s main instrument for pooling investment in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial development.

ePrivacy Directive (ePD): An EU directive focused on protecting privacy and security of personal data in electronic communications. 

GAIA-X: A project for the development of an efficient and competitive, secure and trustworthy federation of data infrastructure and service providers for Europe, which is supported by representatives of business, science and administration from Germany and France, together with other European partners.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): It is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the EU and the EEA. Its primary aim is to give individuals control over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

Non-sensitive personal data: Non-sensitive personal data is clearly distinguished from sensitive data under the GDPR. Examples of nonsensitive data would include gender, date of birth, place of birth and postcode. 

Right to be forgotten: A term that describes the right to have private information about a person be removed from internet searches and other directories under some circumstances.

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read (ToS;DR):  A community project which aims to analyse and grade the terms of service (TOS) and privacy policies of major internet sites and services. Each aspect of a TOS or privacy policy is assessed as positive, negative, or neutral. Services are graded from A (best) to E (worst) once a comprehensive list of cases has been reviewed by volunteer curators.

VentureEU: A Pan-European venture capital funds-of-funds program to boost investment in innovative startup and scaleup companies across Europe. The program was created by the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission.