Tag: mass surveillance

European Union court rules #SnoopersCharter illegal

European Union court rules #SnoopersCharter illegal

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) today (21 December) ruled that the data-retention regimes for electronic communications in the UK are incompatible with EU law. The legal challenge against the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (colloquially known as the ‘Snooper’s Charter’) was brought by the deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson MP […]

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Flawed EU-US #PrivacyShield fully operational from today

Flawed EU-US #PrivacyShield fully operational from today

The decision on the EU- US Privacy Shield was adopted by the European Commission on 12 July. As of today, companies are able to sign up to the Privacy Shield with the US Department of Commerce who will then verify that their privacy policies comply with the high data protection standards required by the Privacy […]

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European Parliament this week: Ukraine, US trade agreement, EU relations with other countries

European Parliament this week: Ukraine, US trade agreement, EU relations with other countries

MEPs vote on financial aid to Ukraine this week and debate the EU-US free trade agreement, also known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Meanwhile European Parliament delegations visit Washington to debate data protection with US government representatives and also Yerevan in Armenia to discuss EU relations with countries near its eastern border. […]

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Claude Moraes on data protection: ‘Protecting citizens’ rights always comes first’

Claude Moraes on data protection: ‘Protecting citizens’ rights always comes first’

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

NSA spying allegations, mass surveillance and data protection were all discussed when the Parliament’s Facebook fans took part in a chat with British S&D Member Claude Moraes on Tuesday 18 February. Moraes has written a report based on the inquiry launched by the Parliament last year after NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed large-scale monitoring by […]

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