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Patrick Breyer

Function Member
Phone Brussels+32 2 28 45664
Phone Strasbourg+33 3 88 1 75664
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Brussels
European Parliament
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
08G102
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Strasbourg
European Parliament
Bât. Louise Weiss
T03020
1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 91024
F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex

Party Piratenpartei Deutschland
CountryGermany
Greens / EFA Group Member
Committees Legal Affairs (Vice-Coordinator)
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (Member)
Legal Affairs (Substitute Member)
Delegations Switzerland, Iceland and Norway and European Economic Area (EEA) (Member)
Social Media https://twitter.com/echo_pbreyer
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Relevant Articles

Face surveillance vs Facial Authentication: What is it and why should biometric mass surveillance be banned in the public space?

26.01.2021

Live Webinar - Register here!

Often when people think of facial recognition, they think about unlocking their phones with their fa...

People sitting at a table with laptops/ CC0 Headway
People sitting at a table with laptops/ CC0 Headway
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Commission proposal first step to end Wild West of Internet giants

Digital Services Act

We welcome the European Commission's move to end the Wild West style Internet giants and to make online platforms accountable for how they spread content and when they remove content from users.

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©harri-kuokkanen
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Europol reform and counter-terrorism agenda must protect people, preserve rights

The European Commission presented, on 9 December, two new proposals, on the revision of Europol's mandate and the new counter-terrorism strategy. While the reform must protect people, it must also preserve rights.

Monitor showing Java programming/ CC0 Ilya Pavlov
Monitor showing Java programming/ CC0 Ilya Pavlov

Terrorist Content Online Regulation

A threat to freedom of speech, media, arts and sciences

Preventing the recruitment of terrorists is an important objective. We want incitement to violence, glorification of terrorism as well as bomb-building instructions published by terrorist organizations to be removed from the Internet. But the means to achieve this goal, as proposed by the Commission and supported by Council, are problematic and threaten fundamental rights.

The Risks of Discrimination of Biometric Mass Surveillance

03.12.2020

Live Webinar - Register here!

Throughout the European Union, governments are experimenting with highly intrusive systems of facial...

People sitting at a table with laptops/ CC0 Headway
People sitting at a table with laptops/ CC0 Headway

Put rights and freedoms at the centre of the upcoming Digital Services Act

A blog by MEPs Alexandra Geese, Patrick Breyer and Marcel Kolaja.

The farming population is in freefall, with Europe having lost 50% of its farmers in 20 years. Consumers are demanding healthier food produced as close to home as possible.

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European Parliament votes to overhaul business model of internet platforms

Digital Services Act

The reports on the EU Digital Services Act have been adopted by a large majority. MEPs voted for the European Commission to provide a clear legal framework for online platforms, to set out guidelines for dealing with indications of illegal content and to end the arbitrary blocking and deletion of content by online platforms.

My content my rights

A new EU law on Notice and Action for removal of illegal content online?

Was your online account ever blocked or your content unfairly removed by an online platform? If you felt your rights were violated, share your experience on our “take-down wall of shame”, and empower yourself by contributing to the future EU rules for user rights and big tech.

A new EU law on Notice and Action for removal of illegal content online?

01.10.2020

Website Launch & Online Roundtable

For over a decade, online platforms have been imposing their own arbitrary rules for illegal content...

artificial-intelligence
en | fr | de

A boost for innovation and anti-discrimination

Digital and data strategy/artificial intelligence

The European Commission presented its digital strategy, data strategy and for the first time presented a strategy on artificial intelligence and against discrimination. The digital strategy means that AI that poses limited risks to security and discrimination can be used for purposes that can benefit the public good

Woman with facial recognition graphic on face
Woman with facial recognition graphic on face

Automated Discrimination?

12.12.2019

How to prevent bias in AI and Algorithmic Decision-Making

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important yet invisible role in our everyday lives. The Greens/EFA Digital Working Group invites you to a hearing on 12 December 2019 to discuss the societal impact of automated decision-making processes with a special focus on discrimination.

chairs
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Greens/EFA group asks Ursula von der Leyen to find new candidates for two Commissioner posts

New Commission

The Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) has taken the decision on the conflicts of interests of the Commissioners designate. As it has been leaked to the media, the JURI Committee, did not clear the Romanian candidate Plumb and the Hungarian candidate Trócsányi of conflicts of interest, blocking them from moving on to the next stage of hearings to become European Commissioners.

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