Data Protection

Software procurement

Greens/EFA group engages trustworthy email encryption in response to mass surveillance revelations

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament has announced its decision to engage trustworthy email encryption based on free software. Commenting on the revelation, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: "The world has had its eyes opened to the mass surveillance of the digital realm...


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NSA Scandal

European Parliament’s Centre-right and Social Democrats delay possible questioning of Edward Snowden

  Following on from the creation in September of a European Parliament Inquiry into the electronic mass surveillance of European citizens, the European Parliament’s Justice and Home Affairs committee has again decided to postpone any discussion on a possible invitation to Edward Snowde...


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Victory in EP on the reform of collective rights management organisations

On 26 November, the Gallo report on Collective Rights Management was unanimously adopted by the Legal Affairs committee. This new directive is an important victory in the EU Parliament. It is a key step to increase the transparency of collective rights organisations in Europe, to improve the management of the money they collect and its proper distribution in the interest of the artists and the authors.


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EU-US data protection agreement

Common approach instead of national solo efforts

Ministers of justice from the European Union and the United States met yesterday in Washington to discuss data protection and mass surveillance. Jan Philipp Albrecht, Greens/EFA spokesperson on justice and home affairs, comments:  "EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding has achieved impor...


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The BEE2BEES Project

Open Data for Healthy Bees

The B2B project just launched at EU level aims at developing an open source tool to follow up bee colony losses. Beekeepers can use this application, either on their smartphone or on a computer, to share information about the status of their bees. Regular reports will make it possible for beekeep...


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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

09.11.2013

Trading away the European project?

CONFERENCE DOCUMENTATION     WATCH THE RECORDED VIDEO STREAM OF THE CONFERENCE Greens/EFA draft resolution on the “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” (TTIP) agreement with the United States. A Greens/EFA contribution to the round table on TTIP organis...


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EU summit

European values ignored

At today's EU summit in Brussels, the leaders have not made any clear policy decisions on data protection or refugee issues. Rebecca Harms, Co-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, said: "The heads of state and government apparently do not want to be on an equal footi...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 21-25 October 2013

        Table of contents     EU data protection rules Towards a UN climate change deal Sexual and reproductive health and rights Medical implants and consumer safety Ship recycling: reducing the risk Sustainable fisheries at risk Mig...


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EU data protection rules

Breakthrough vote seeks high level of protection for EU citizens

The European Parliament's civil liberties committee today voted on legislation revising core EU rules on data protection (1). Green MEP and European Parliament draftsperson/rapporteur on the data protection regulation Jan Philipp Albrecht welcomed the outcome, stating: "This evening's vote is a...


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Respect My Privacy

New Data Protection Rules approach first vote

On Monday, 21st October, the Civil Rights, Justice and Home Affairs committee of the European Parliament will have its first vote on new EU wide data protection rules. Although we are still some months away from a final vote, this will give an important signal before negotiations with Member Sta...


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Suspension of the SWIFT agreement as a result of NSA surveillance

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Jan Philipp Albrecht on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to Article 16 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), – having regard to Article 87 TFEU, – having regard to Article 225 TFEU, – having regard to Article 226 ...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 7-11 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included EU food rules, tobacco rules and lobbying, shale gas and environmental assessment, flight times and safety, Syrian refugee crisis, right-wing extremism on the rise, EU borders and migrant protection, CIA human rights abuses in Europe, secret data surveillance and SWIFT, Roma discrimination, Sakharov Prize


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