Commission presses Zoom for security guarantees, but continues to use platform

Commission presses Zoom for security guarantees, but continues to use platform

The European Commission is looking for further assurances from US video conferencing platform Zoom regarding the security of its technology, after concerns emerged earlier this year over the company’s privacy protocols. Meanwhile, the EU executive has revealed that it still uses the platform for a limited type of video call, despite questions over the security of the software. The Commission “has asked Zoom for its latest security audit reports and additional information, particularly relating to its encryption controls,” Human Resources Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Tuesday (6 October), in response…

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Removal of Cayman Islands from EU blacklist sparks backlash

Removal of Cayman Islands from EU blacklist sparks backlash

The Cayman Islands was removed on Tuesday (6 October) from the EU’s list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, prompting a swift backlash from civil society groups. Meanwhile, the EU added Barbados and Anguilla to the list because of tax transparency concerns. In a statement, the European Commission said the Cayman Islands and Oman, which was also de-listed, had “delivered on their pending commitments to remove a harmful tax regime and increase tax transparency respectively.” The move does not come as a surprise as EU ministers had been under pressure to remove…

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