After the Coronation Day party at the British Governor’s official residence, the next event is a bit more down-market. A live viewing party for Eurovision, followed by karaoke…
Meanwhile, the WHO has declared the end of the international public health emergency due to monkeypox (MPOX), given the decrease in cases worldwide. Like Covid, of course, this doesn’t mean it has gone away, but just that is not as large a threat.
On 11 May, the EU Sanctions blog reported that the EU Commission had adopted a proposal said to include:
transit bans on additional products, including advanced tech products or aircraft parts that are exported to third countries via Russia;
to combat sanctions circumvention the Commission may propose Member States sanction the export of certain goods if they are being exported from the EU to third countries, with an intended final destination of Russia; and
a ban on ‘shadow’ entities from Russia and third countries that are intentionally circumventing EU sanctions.
On 11 May, an article from Field Fisher sets out to debunk 5 common misconceptions about UK and EU data protection law –
I am a data processor because that’s what it says in my contract; We’ve removed the individual’s name and assigned them a number instead – we don’t know who they are anymore so this isn’t personal data; I’m not processing personal data; I’m just deleting it; I can’t be a controller of that database because I don’t have access to it; and Data protection law is completely harmonised across the EU after GDPR.
On 11 May, UK Finance reported that it had released it Annual Fraud Report detailing the amount of money stolen by criminals through financial fraud in 2022. Figures from the report show that people in the UK lost £1.2 billion to fraud last year. The figures also show that 78% of authorised push payment (APP) scams.