Data Protection

Data protection/Facebook

'Safe Harbor' must be immediately suspended by EU Commission

The advocate general of the European Court of Justice today issued his legal opinion on a case concerning the transfer by Facebook of the data of EU citizens to the US under 'Safe Harbor'. The advocate general found that the transfer of private data to the US by Facebook is at odds with EU data prot...


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Europe v Facebook

Jan Philipp Albrecht


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Passenger Name Records

ECJ judgment brazenly disregarded, proposals on mass surveillance adopted

The European Parliament’s Civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee today adopted by a large majority proposals on the unjustified collection and analysis of passenger name records of all air passengers travelling to or from the EU. Commenting after the vote, Jan Philipp Albrecht, V...


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Copyright

European Parliament defends freedom of panorama and calls for copyright reform

The European Parliament today adopted by a large majority a report reviewing the EU’s current copyright framework. The report is authored by Pirate Party MEP and vice-president of the Greens/EFA group Julia Reda. One of the draft report's proposals, introduced at the committee vote stage and oppos...


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Recorded press conference

08.07.2015

Copyright

Recorded press conference of 8 July 2015 with Julia Reda (Greens/EFA, European Pirate Party), author of the Report on Copyright reform.


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Recorded press conference

24.06.2015

Data protection

Recorded press conference of 24 June 2015 with Jan Albrecht (Greens/EFA), author of the Report on Data protection.


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Recorded press conference

16.06.2015

Copyright

Recorded press conference with Julia Reda (Greens/EFA, European Pirate Party), author of the Report on Copyright reform, following the vote in the Legal affairs committee.


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Copyright reform

Legal Affairs committee demands ambitious reform

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs committee today voted by a broad majority on a report reviewing the EU’s current copyright framework. The report is authored by Pirate Party MEP and vice-president of the Greens/EFA group Julia Reda. The vote follows intense debate, multiple delays and the...


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EU data protection rules

Ministers' agreement paves way for negotiations with EP

EU justice and home affairs ministers today adopted a common position on the draft EU legislation on data protection at their Council meeting. Following the decision, it was decided that legislative negotiations with the European Parliament will begin on 24 June (1). Commenting on the situation, Gre...


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Digital Single Market

Too little, too late in EU Commission's digital agenda plan for Europe

The European Commission will today present a communication outlining its proposals for the Digital Single Market. Commenting on a leaked draft of the proposals Green digital rights spokesperson Jan Philipp Albrecht said: “The much-heralded Digital Single Market project for Europe looks set to be...


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Google antitrust case

High time for EU Commission to act

Commenting on the antitrust procedure launched by the European Commission today against Google, Green competition spokesperson Michel Reimon said: “There can be little doubt that Google abuses its dominant market position, so it was high time for the Commission to formally act on this. The drawn o...


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