News - The SURF Legal Standards Framework was amended in October 2016. A number of legal documents were incorporated into the Framework in an annex. The Framework was also made clearer. Practical guides are now provided on various topics. Due to numerous requests, the document and its annexes are now also available in English.
News - On 2 December, SURFsara obtained ISO 27001 certification for information security. Purchasers of our services need to be confident that the research data and other confidential information stored and processed by SURFsara is in safe hands.
News - The EU and the United States have reached a new agreement on the exchange of data (personal data). The so-called Privacy Shield was approved by the European Commission on 12 July and has come into force immediately. The Privacy Shield is the successor to Safe Harbor, which was declared invalid in October 2015.
News - In its online magazine Joinup, the European Commission has devoted an extensive article to the advent of govroam in the Netherlands. The government version of eduroam, govroam ensures civil servants secure and easy access to Wi-Fi networks at government organisations.
News - Since the European Court of Justice declared Safe Harbor to be invalid in October 2015, there have been many questions and some confusion about the exact procedure for sharing personal data with the United States. The unveiling of the 'EU-US Privacy Shield', the successor to Safe Harbor, is the latest development in this field.
News - The Dutch National Consultation on Digital Government decided on 2 February to put WPA2 Enterprise (the standard used by eduroam for secure access to Wi-Fi networks) on the 'apply or explain' list. This obliges Dutch government bodies and semi-public institutions to support this standard for their WiFi networks.
News - The Court of Justice of the European Union recently struck down the Safe Harbor agreement. As a result, US-based companies can no longer guarantee that data will be adequately protected under Safe Harbor. This development is set to affect both the SURF organisation and its individual members.