Data Protection

Greens/EFA delegation to Lisbon

21.06.2013

Live debates Friday 21 June 2013

The Greens/EFA hold a one-day conference in Lisbon to take stock of 30 years of European integration and discuss the Ulysses project, which aims, from a southern point of view, to show possible ways out of the crisis and sketch the outline of what Europe could look like in the future.


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US 'PRISM' surveillance scandal

Third countries and IT/social media companies must comply with European data protection laws

Commenting on the exchange of views today in the European Parliament's civil liberties committee with Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, Jan Philipp Albrecht, European Parliament rapporteur/draftsperson for the new EU data protection regulation, stated:"People don't want the police and secret...


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Respect my Privacy

12.06.2013

Data Protection in the EU

With the revision of EU rules on data protection currently reaching a crucial phase, and new revelations about covert data mining by US authorities emerging amid ongoing negotiations on an EU-US agreement, the Greens will launch a campaign on data protection.


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Facebook terms and conditions unfair and not valid in Europe

Press release from Mark Demesmaeker MEP

A reply from the European Commission to a question submitted by an N-VA Member of the European Parliament shows that a lot of terms and conditions Facebook imposes on its European users are not valid in the European Union. MEP Mark Demesmaeker said: "Even more so, some of the conditions are ou...


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Document Freedom Day

Eva Lichtenberger


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3rd Document Freedom Day in the European Parliament

27.03.2013

A Greens/EFA conference

Conference panels will cover the relatively new concept of data portability and the need for robust patient centric privacy in the eHealth sector as well as the importance of infrastructural choices, and how we can effectively make transparent or open infrastructures through adequate industrial leadership.


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 25 - 28 March 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include aviation and the emissions trading scheme, ship recycling and EU rules, EU climate and energy policy to 2030, the World Social Forum, Document freedom day, prisoners as the key to the Basque peace process


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EU data protection rules

EU ministers must not water down data protection legislation

EU justice and home affairs ministers are set to discuss draft EU legislation on data protection tomorrow (1). Commenting ahead of the Council debate, the European Parliament's draftsperson on the EU data protection regulation Jan Philipp Albrecht (Green MEP, Germany) said: "Reports that v...


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 18 - 22 February 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the future EU budget, horsemeat scandal and EU meat labelling rules, Emissions trading, Strengthening EU economic governance, offshore oil and gas drilling and Social investment in Europe


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What's wrong with data protection?

31.01.2013

Conference 31 January 2013

The three panels of this public hearing will deal with different aspects of data protection and gather high level speakers including Richard Stallman


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