Digital world

ECJ ruling

Search engines must respect data protection law

The European Court of Justice today ruled that search engine operators such as Google are responsible for the personal data they process and that affected individuals are entitled to request erasure of their details from the search index. Commenting on this ruling, Jan Philipp Albrecht, justice...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 14-18 April 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include reports on politicisation of EP administration posts and Martin Schulz; monster trucks, pollution and safety; EU airport noise rules; transparency and the lobby register; banking resolution and taxpayers' exposure; regulating investment markets and products; plastic bags; saving migrants' lives at sea; honey, GMOs and EU labelling; scrapping EU data retention rules; Ukrainian crisis and Europe’s role; saste shipments and the EU's responsibility


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ECJ judgment

EU data retention directive has been scrapped

Commenting on the judgment of the European Court of Justice in the case brought against the EU Data Retention Directive, Jan Philipp Albrecht, justice and home affairs spokesperson for the Greens/EFA group, stated: "The blanket, unjustified collection and retention of telecommunications data i...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the Brussels plenary session 2-3 April 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary session included Car engine noise; EU nuclear safety rules; Europe's Magnitsky law; Emissions from aviation; Net neutrality; Clinical trials for medicines; outside the Plenary: Putin's Russia: USSR reloaded?; Bee Week 2014


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Electronic communications

MEPs see sense and vote to uphold net neutrality

The European Parliament today voted on proposed EU legislation on electronic communications (the Single Digital Market package).  The Greens/EFA group welcomed the outcome of the vote, which redressed some concerning provisions for the principle of net neutrality. After the vote, Greens/EFA e-c...


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Greens/EFA 4th Document Freedom Day in the European Parliament: Open Standards in the field of Encryption

26.03.2014

Encryption, Free Software and Open Standards in the European Parliament.


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Electronic communications

EP vote would threaten principle of net neutrality

The European Parliament's industry committee today voted on proposed EU legislation on electronic communications (the Single Digital Market package).  The Greens/EFA group expressed concern about the vote, notably its implications for net neutrality. After the vote, Greens/EFA e-communications ...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 10-13 March 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included the Plastic bags and the environment; Remembering Fukushima; EU seed legislation; EU financial supervision; Money laundering; Genetic resources and benefit sharing; Data protection; NSA surveillance and fundamental rights; Phasing out super greenhouse F-gases; Shale gas, fracking and environmental impact; Nanomaterials and EU labelling; EU-IMF Troika Inquiry; Ukrainian crisis and Europe's role; TTIP Beware: EU-US Trade Agreement


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NSA scandal - EP inquiry

Clear message to US and EU governments on mass surveillance but Snowden left in the lurch

<xml> </xml> The final report of the European Parliament's inquiry into the mass surveillance revelations by Edward Snowden was today adopted. Commenting after the vote, Green justice and home affairs spokesperson Jan Philipp Albrecht stated: "The European Parliament has t...


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EU data protection rules

EP set to vote to strengthen data protection for EU citizens, ball now in EU governments' court

Ahead of tomorrow's vote by the European Parliament on legislation revising core EU rules on data protection, Green MEP and European Parliament draftsperson/rapporteur on the data protection regulation Jan Philipp Albrecht stated: "The European Parliament is set to confirm its intention to stre...


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Protection for Snowden

MEPs to vote on Green call to grant whistle blower protection

Edward Snowden has shown the world that our privacy is breached intentionally, repeatedly and brutally by the NSA. He is now a wanted man, for the crime of exposing the truth. The European Parliament as a whole will vote on the 12th of March on the report by the Civil Liberties committee into th...


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